US urged to ratify treaty to protect the planet’s animals and plants which it conceived

Canadian Press: A top environmental official urged the United States on Tuesday to join 193 other countries and ratify the treaty aimed at protecting the planet's animals and plants that it conceived over 20 years ago and helped draft. Ahmed Djoghlaf, executive secretary of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, said it is in the strategic interest of the United States to be part of the treaty so it can influence future decisions and ensure that U.S. national interests are protected. The United States......

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