Publication

Illegal Trade in Wildlife

A North American Perspective

September 30, 2005 27 pages

Illegal Trade in Wildlife

A North American Perspective

September 30, 2005 27 pages

Description

In North America, we share a rich environmental heritage that includes air, oceans and rivers, mountains and forests. Together, these elements form the basis of a complex network of ecosystems that sustains our livelihoods and well-being. If these ecosystems are to continue to be a source of life and prosperity, they must be protected. Doing so is a responsibility shared by Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (CEC) is an international organization created by Canada, Mexico and the United States under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) to address regional environmental concerns, help prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts, and promote the effective enforcement of environmental law. The Agreement complements the environmental provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Ecosystems, Enforcement, Green Economy