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Why International Action?
Many living resources are shared and occur in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Living resources in one state may be affected by activities carried out in another. Such resources can be conserved only by International Action. International Action is also necessary to promote the conservation of genetic and other resources that are vital for the survival and well being of all humanity and to stimulate and support national action.
International Conventions is the most frequent method of creating and binding international rules and is a formal instrument of a multilateral character.

India’s International Obligations related to Environment, Forestry & Wildlife
  Agenda 21
  Rio Declaration
  Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD)
  Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl habitat (RAMSAR)
  Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
  Conservation concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage
  International Tropical Timber Agreement
  Cartagena Protocol of Biosafety
  Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes
  Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances
 
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