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.
- A Panax-centric View of Invasive Species and a Case Study on the Effects of Garlic Mustard
- Habitat distribution, population status, and genetic diversity of American ginseng
- Influence of plant size and population on reproduction in American ginseng
- Relationship between age, size and reproduction in populations of American ginseng across a range of harvest pressures
- Rates of harvest and compliance with regulations in natural populations of American ginseng
- Roots and remedies of American ginseng poaching in Central Appalachia
- Harvesters, dealers, and exporters working towards keeping wild American ginseng sustainable
- An overview of DMA permitting requirements
- An overview of DSA non-detriment findings
- An overview of APHIS-PPQ inspection of American ginseng
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.
- Presentation Abstracts
- Conservation Working Group Recommendations
- Enforcement Working Group Recommendations
- Management Working Group Recommendations
- Turtles in Louisiana
- Commercial Turtle Harvest Cases in Missouri: State and Federal Laws Violated
- Turtle Farming in China, with Particular Reference to US Species
- Life History and Demography of Turtles of the United States
- Historical and Contemporary Trends in the Trade in Aquatic Chelonians and its Effect on Wild Populations in the United States
- Snapping Turtle Management in Maryland: Goal-Driven Collaboration within a Workgroup
- State of the Union: Existing Regulations for Native Herpetofauna, with Attention to Turtles
- Turtles and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
- Setting the Stage for Understanding Globalization of the Asian Turtle Trade
- Cooperative Turtle Conservation: Highlighting Selected Efforts in the Southeastern U.S.
- The History of Commercial Exploitation of the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin): Lessons for Turtle Conservation
- Operation Shellshock: 2006-2009
- Impacts of Non-Harvest Anthropogentic Activites on Freshwater Turtles in the United States
- U.S. Turtle Exports and Federal Trade Regulation: A Snapshot
- TRAFFIC. 2002. CITES Appendix III Implementation for Big-leafed Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla. TRAFFIC Online Report Series No. 1.
- TRAFFIC. October 2000. Mahogany Matters: The U.S. Market for Big-Leafed Mahogany And Its Implications For the Conservation of the Species .
- May 2-4, 2002. Workshop: Sustainable Trade and Management of Mahogany: Working Principles, Findings, Recommendations, and Unresolved Issues . Co-hosted by Tropical Forest Foundation and EMBRAPA Amazonia Oriental, Belem, Brazil, May 2-4, 2002.
- FAO. 2002. Conservation and Use of Mahogany in Forest Ecosystems in Mexico. In: Proceedings of Biodiversity and the Ecosystem Approach in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Satellite event on the occasion of the Ninth Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
- Alexander, Taylor R. 1953. The Largest Mahogany Tree. Everglades Natural History Journal.
- Herron, Scott. 1999. The Natural History of Mahogany . Ethnobotanical Leaflet. Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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.
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- TRAFFIC. February 2003. Timber: In harmony with CITES? , TRAFFIC Dispatches, Number 20.