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Conservation Treaties      


conservation treaties


Whether we are defending the moratorium on commercial whaling at the International Whaling Commission or preventing the ivory trade at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, HSI will always be found at high level international treaty meetings presenting the case for stronger protection of animals. For this we employ a talented team of international lawyers, expert biologists and experienced political lobbyists, all dedicated to ensuring the governments of the world save species from extinction and treat animals humanely. Click on the links below to read about HSI's many successes in achieving international legal protection for the species with whom we share our world.

AlbatrossConvention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)

Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT)

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES)

Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS or the Bonn Convention)

International Whaling Commission (IWC)

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

World Trade Organisation (WTO)


Albatross - Photo courtesy Catherine Bone


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