The View From the Castle: A recently framed international convention gives the world's endangered wildlife its best chance yet--if the nations ratify it soon

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley describes the effort put forth by the United Nations to conserve endangered species. The U.N. created three lists, the first for the most endangered species, the second for species declining in number but not yet in danger of extinction, and the third for species locally threatened but not throughout their whole range. The U.N. also placed sanctions on importing and exporting, even nationally, the animals on these lists.


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Ripley incorporates birds into the article quite nicely.

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Smithsonian Vol. 4, no. 3 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


June 1973


  • International agencies
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Environmental policy
  • Castle View
  • Ecology
  • Endangered species
  • Environmental protection

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pp. 4

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