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Protected Species: International Convention and U.S. Laws Protect Wildlife Differently
GAO-04-964: Published: Sep 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2004.
International trade in wildlife is a multibillion-dollar industry that, in some cases, has taken species to the brink of extinction. To address the problem, several countries, including the United States, created an international treaty--the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora--that took effect in 1975. The United States also has domestic laws, such as t...