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CITES, which stands for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is an international agreement between governments administered through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The agreement was officially signed in March of 1973, for regulating the trade of...

Third Party Certifications: Why Are We Letting Foxes Guard the Hen House?   Using “organic” shrimp as the case in point for examining the pros and cons of 3rd Party “Eco-Labeling”   A Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (IFCNR) Searching for Sustainable Solutions Series White Paper 2018-002-Certification Standards   Authored by John D. Aquilino...