The Primary Conventions and Agreements

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 1992

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was developed under the auspices of the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992
Humpback whale flukes

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals 1979 (CMS)

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) entered into force on 1 November 1983 and is the sole international treaty that seeks to specifically address the conservation needs of migratory animals

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)1973

CITES is the international body regulating trade in whale and dolphins and anything made of cetaceans

The Whale and Dolphin Agreements