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U.S. agencies provide training and equipment for park rangers overseas to combat wildlife trafficking and protect natural areas. However, media and non-governmental organization reports have alleged that U.S.
What do elephants, pangolins, and tigers have in common?
The illegal wildlife trade—estimated to be worth at least $7 billion annually—is pushing these and other species to the brink of extinction. The United States and Asia are key sources of demand for a variety of wildlife.
In 1986, the United States entered into a Compact of Free Association (Compact) that provided about $2.1 billion in U.S. assistance from 1987 through 2003 to the Pacific Island nations of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).
To assist Congress and Federal agencies in formulating and implementing a strategic minerals policy, GAO assessed the Government's efforts to encourage mining investment in developing countries as one method of assuring that long-term supplies of strategic and critical minerals will be available for...
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) surveyed Federal agency officials, principal mineral industry representatives, and other industry experts to obtain their views and perceptions on the causes and effects of takeovers of independent mining companies by oil companies, other domestic conglomerates,...