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Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA)
The African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) is an international agreement aiming at the conservation of migratory waterbirds.
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas (ASCOBANS)
ASCOBANS - Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas. Information on: the Agreement, its aims, bodies, contracting Parties; species of small cetaceans protected; activities, news, events; documents; contact details
The Antarctic Treaty was signed in Washington on 1 December 1959 by the twelve countries whose scientists had been active in and around Antarctica during the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-58.
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
CCAMLR manages the marine living resources in waters surrounding Antarctica. The conservation principles were defined in the Convention which was ratified in 1982.
Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is an international organization created by Canada, Mexico and the United States under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC).
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
Conservation of the Arctic Flora and Fauna - To help with the exchange of information and co-ordination of research on Arctic plants and animals
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
There is broad recognition that the seas face unprecedented human-induced threats from industries such as fishing and transportation, the effects of waste disposal, excess nutrients from agricultural runoff, and the introduction of exotic species
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Official website of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Convention on Migratory Species (CMS, Bonn Convention)
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range.
Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (Stockholm Convention)
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically and accumulate in
Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention)
The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources
Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)
COMNAP, the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs, brings together the National Antarctic Programmes from 29 countries
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The FAO supports an obligation to fish in a responsible manner so as to ensure effective conservation and management of the living aquatic resources, inter alia by producing the IPOA-Seabirds
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
Beginning with the International Indian Ocean Expedition in 1960 the IOC has worked to promote international cooperation in researching and protecting the ocean
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention)
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL)
International Year of Biodiversity
The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the voice for the environment in the United Nations system
World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme, the world's foremost intergovernmental environmental organization, and WCMC 2000, a UK-based charity
World Heritage Convention (WHC)
The WHC seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity