African Elephant Conservation Fund

Project Summaries

American Ginseng

In 2009, the Service's International Wildlife Trade Program convened an American ginseng meeting to gather information from the public on the export of American ginseng roots, for the issuance of permits under CITES. To view powerpoint presentations presented at the FWS-State Coordination and public meeting on American ginseng, held February 24, 2009, in Bristol, Virginia, follow the links below.

Asian Elephant Conservation Fund

Project Summaries


Freshwater & Terrestrial Turtles

To view powerpoint presentations from the freshwater turtle workshop in St. Louis in September 2010 to discuss the pressing management, regulatory, scientific, and enforcement needs associated with the harvest and trade of freshwater turtles in the United States, follow the links below.

The presentation abstracts and working group findings can also be viewed below.


Great Ape Conservation Fund

Project Summaries


Marine Turtle Conservation Fund

Project Summaries

Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund

Project Summaries

Summary Report

Western Hemisphere Convention

The Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere set the stage for the Fish and Wildlife Service's dedication to international wildlife conservation. In 1940 the U.S., along with 22 other American countries, signed the Convention and agreed to develop natural parks and provide technical training as a method to conserve native species and their habitats.

In 1988, the Department of the Interior received congressional funding to implement provisions of the Convention. This funding allowed the Service to provide grants and technical assistance within the Convention's signatory states. Additionally, through the Convention the Service has trained natural resource managers from multiple western hemisphere nations.

Read the full text of the Western Hemisphere ConventionPDF Download (Spanish PDF Download) and visit the Organization of American States website for more information.

Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative

Program Updates

Wildlife Without Borders-Africa

Project Summaries

Wildlife Without Borders-Latin America and the Caribbean

Project Summaries

Wildlife Without Borders-Mexico

Project Summaries

Wildlife Without Border-Russia and East Asia

Project Summaries

Work Plans

Wood and Other Tree Products