International protection of nature and wildlife

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Not all threats to wildlife and nature can be tackled at the national level and international cooperation is required to combat these threats and provide greater protection for wildlife and their habitats. Examples where international cooperation offer the best form of protection include combating illegal international trade in endangered species, protection of migratory species and their habitats and tackling climate change and its negative impact on nature and wildlife.

A number of multilateral conventions (international agreements made between several countries) have been developed to protect habitats and wildlife.

 

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of international importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat 1971

The purpose of the Convention is to stem the progressive encroachment on and loss of wetlands now and in the future. It seeks to promote the wise use of wetlands, encourage research and promote training in research and the management o

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