International Relations Committee

Committee Charge

•    Develop AFWA positions on all appropriate international matters including agreements, treaties, conventions, regulations and initiatives such as IUCN and its specialists groups and especially on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Fauna and Flora (CITES)
•    Further Canadian and Mexican involvement, develop relations with Central and South American and Caribbean nations, and explore contact with other nations across the globe.
•    Monitor and participate, as needed, in the relevant Conventions, agreements and treaties such as the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Ramsar Convention, Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, etc.
•    Serve as AFWA’s source, sounding board and integrator of information and discussion about international issues.
•    Increase the diversity of voices informing discussions, positions, and products.

AFWA Staff Contact
Deborah Hahn

Committee U.S. Co-Chair:
Ryan Brown, Virginia Dept. of Wildlife Resources

Committee Canadian Co-Chair:
Christie Curley, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources & Forestry