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Sea Turtle Research in the Pacific

Researching sea turtles across the U.S. Pacific Islands region.
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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CITES is an international agreement, signed by 184 parties, designed to ensure that international trade in animals and plants does not threaten their survival in the wild. The treaty was drafted in Washington, D.C. in 1973 and entered into force in 1975.

CITES: Introduction From the Sea

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora--also known as CITES--is an international agreement signed by 178 nations designed to ensure that international trade in animals and plants does not threaten their survival in the wild. The new framework for CITES "introduction from the sea" provisions will lead to greater certainty and consistency in the issuance of CITES permits.
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