U.S. Conservation laws, such as the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mamal Conservation Act (MMPA)ΒΈ help define the United States’ stance on conservation. Though these acts do not deal directly with other nations, like treaties, conventions, and agreements, they play an important role in many of International Affairs’ key programs such as our Multinational Species Conservation Funds.

To read more about these important pieces of legislation, click the various laws listed below.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)

Wild Bird Conservation Act (WBCA)

Multinational Species Conservation Acts

Lacey Act

Pelly Amendment

Migratory Bird Treaty Act