Alberta Tailings Ponds II: Factual Record

On 26 June 2017, Environmental Defence Canada and the Natural Resources Defense Council (based in the United States), along with Canadian resident Daniel T’seleie (the “Submitters”), filed SEM-17-001 (Alberta Tailings Ponds II) (hereinafter the “Submission”) with the Secretariat. The Submitters assert that the Government of Canada (“Canada”) is failing to enforce the pollution prevention provisions […]

Identification of CITES-listed Tarantulas

The purpose of this guide is to assist enforcement officers by providing the information required to identify specimens of tarantula species that are listed in the Appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The identifying characters of one species of Aphonopelma, 16 species of Brachypelma, and two species of Sericopelma are described in text and accompanying photographs.

Collaboration to support sustainable trade of tarantulas in North America

The Tarantula Trinational Trade and Enforcement Workshop was organized by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation in response to the recommendations of the CEC publication Sustainable Trade in Tarantulas: Action Plan for North America. The workshop was held in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, from 27 February to 2 March 2018. The workshop was organized into three separate sessions. The first two days of the workshop consisted of the Trinational Trade Session. The following two days included two concurrent meetings: a Law Enforcement Closed Session, and an IUCN Red List Assessment Session.

Agricultural Waste Burning in Sonora: Factual Record

Failure to control burning of crop residues from the 13,000 hectares of asparagus grown in Caborca, Sonora. The Submitter contends that these activities are being carried out in violation of provisions of the Environmental Protection Regulation (Reglamento de Equilibrio Ecológico y Protección al Medio Ambiente—REEPMA) of the Municipality of Caborca, Sonora.

Sustainable Trade in Timber: Action Plan for North America

This document is one of a set of five action plans that were prepared as part of a project by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to promote legal, sustainable and traceable trade in selected North American species that are listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The five action plans were produced under the guidance of the CITES Authorities of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Sustainable Trade in Sharks: Action Plan for North America

This document is one of a set of five action plans that were prepared as part of a project by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to promote legal, sustainable and traceable trade in selected North American species that are listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The five action plans were produced under the guidance of the CITES Authorities of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Sustainable Trade in Parrots: Action Plan for North America

This document is one of a set of five action plans that were prepared as part of a project by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to promote legal, sustainable and traceable trade in selected North American species that are listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The five action plans were produced under the guidance of the CITES Authorities of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Sustainable Trade in Tarantulas: Action Plan for North America

This document is one of a set of five action plans that were prepared as part of a project by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to promote legal, sustainable and traceable trade in selected North American species that are listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The five action plans were produced under the guidance of the CITES Authorities of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Sustainable Trade in Turtles and Tortoises: Action Plan for North America

This document is one of a set of five action plans that were prepared as part of a project by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to promote legal, sustainable and traceable trade in selected North American species that are listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The five action plans were produced under the guidance of the CITES Authorities of Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Help bring the facts to light

All over North America, engaged citizens are improving the environmental well-being of their communities. These citizens are supported by environmental laws that help protect air, water, species and land. To create an open line of communication with North Americans about how environmental law is enforced, the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States take […]

Wetlands in Manzanillo: Factual Record

In February 2004, the company Zeta Gas del Pacífico, S.A de C.V. (“Zeta Gas”) submitted an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the LPG Terminal project before the Environmental Impact and Risk Branch (Dirección General de Impacto y Riesgo Ambiental—DGIRA) of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales—Semarnat). […]

Quantitative Characterization of Domestic and Transboundary Flows of Used Electronic Products

This report describes the scope, methods, data, and results of a comprehensive quantitative analysis of transboundary flows of used electronics between and from North American countries. It has been prepared for the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) with financial support from Canada, Mexico, and the United States and is part of a multiphase effort […]