Biodiversity
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go directly to report, HTML _ RL30278 - The 'Terminator Gene' and Other Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (GURTs) in Crops
21-Oct-1999; Alejandro E. Segarre and Jean M. Rawson; 9 p.
Abstract: Plant Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (GURTs) are a group of complex genetic transformations that insert a genetic ¨on-offswitch¨ in plants to prevent the unauthorized use of genetic traits contained within, i.e., GURTs ensure that farmers cannot replant genetically modified crops by .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Science & Technology, Biodiversity
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go directly to report, HTML _ 93-927 - Mexican Wolf: Federal Protection
21-Oct-1993; Lynne Corn; 2 p.
Abstract: Mexican wolves were extirpated from the United States by the 1940s as part of the Predatory Animal and Rodent Control program (PARC); wild wolves are believed to exist in secluded areas in Mexico. Listed on the endangered species list in 1967, Mexican wolves exist in the United States only in captiv.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity
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go directly to report, HTML _ 93-899 - Biosphere Reserves: Overview
5-Oct-1993; Lynne Corn; 8 p.
Abstract: The Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB) launched the biosphere reserve concept in 1971. Biosphere reserves now exist in 81 countries. They incorporate a multi-use approach that allows research, conservation, and economic activity. Consideration of local people and their economies is one of the crite.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity
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go directly to report, HTML _ 96-517 - Biosphere Reserves: Fact Sheet
3-Oct-1997; Susan Fletcher; 2 p.
Abstract: Since 1972, the United States has participated in the Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB), coordinated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). As part of the U.S. MAB program, 47 biosphere reserves have been established in the United States. These sites are .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity
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go directly to report, HTML _ 94-751 - Marine Mammal Protection Act: Amendments of 1994
28-Sep-1994; Eugene Buck; 9 p.
Abstract: The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972 was reauthorized by the Marine Mammal Protection Act Amendments of 1994 (Public Law 103-238) as signed by President Clinton on April 30, 1994. These Amendments reauthorize appropriations for the Marine Mammal Commission, the Department of Commerce, and.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity
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go directly to report, HTML _ IB95071 - The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
5-Sep-1996; M. Lynne Corn, Lawrence C. Kumins, Pamela Baldwin; 15 p.
Abstract: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is an area rich in fauna, flora, and oil potential, where development has been debated for over 36 years. Current law forbids oil and gas leasing. Development proponents argue that any ANWR oil would help insulate energy markets from recur-ring crises in th.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity
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go directly to report, PDF _ IB10072 - Endangered Species: Difficult Choices
26-Aug-2004; Eugene H. Buck, M. Lynne Corn, and Pamela Baldwin; 19 p.
Update: December 6, 2004

MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

On July 21, 2004, the House Resources Committee ordered two bills (H.R. 1662 and H.R. 2933) to be reported. The first would, among other things, change procedures for scientific peer review of specified actions. The second would modify procedures for d.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The 108th Congress is considering various proposals to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). Major issues in recent years have included changing the role of science in decision-making, changing the role of critical habitat, reducing conflicts with Department of Defense activities, incorpor.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Risk & Reform, Economics & Trade

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go directly to report, HTML _ 94-675 - The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species: Its Past and Future
24-Aug-1994; Lynne Corn; 14 p.
Abstract: This report discusses the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). It is divided into six sections: Introduction, Background, CITES and the Endangered Species Act, Implementation, Upcoming Events, and Appendices. CITES regulates international trade in .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31415 - The Endangered Species Act (ESA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), and Department of Defense (DOD) Readiness Activities: Background and Current Law
9-Aug-2004; Pamela Baldwin; 23 p.
Update: December 15, 2004.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The relationship of military readiness activities of the Department of Defense (DOD) to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was the subject of legislative proposals in the 107th Congress and again in the 108th.

P.L. 107-314 was silent as to ESA issues, but.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Legislative

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go directly to report, HTML _ 97-752 - African Elephant Issues: CITES and CAMPFIRE
5-Aug-1997; M. Lynne Corn, Susan R. Fletcher; 8 p.
Abstract: The conservation of African elephants has been controversial recently on two fronts: the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES, to which the United States is a party), and a Zimbabwean program for sustainable development called CAMPFIRE, which is partially funded by the U.S..... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity
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