Western Hemisphere Convention
- The convention has provisions to establish a set of protected areas; national parks to provide recreational and educational facilities; strict wilderness areas to be maintained inviolate; co-operation in the field of research between governments; species listed in annex to enjoy special protection and controls to be imposed on trade in protected fauna and flora and any parts thereof
- The Convention has been signed by 22 member countries of the Organization of American States and ratified by 19 member countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Relevance to forests by key words
national parks; national reserves; nature monuments; strict wilderness reserves; wildlife