Canada is a signatory party to more than 125 international treaties and agreements.

The Humane Society of Canada monitors the deliberations of as many of these treaties as possible, and this involves the review and analysis of thousands of scientific reports, public policy documents, and intercessional and COPs (Conferences of the Parties) in order to help formulate and implement initiatives to help animals and nature. The staff of The Humane Society of Canada have been and are accredited observers to international treaty negotiations that include CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species), the IWC (International Whaling Commission), Rio Earth Summit, Rio + 10 Earth Summit, FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations).

For more than 40 years, the staff of The Humane Society of Canada have been working across the country and around the world protecting Canadian interests and lending Canadian expertise to help people, animals and the environment.

The following are a list of these Environmental and Wildlife Treaties & Agreements that Canada has signed with dates of signature, ratification and entry into force.

Environmental Treaties

Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Russian Federation on Cooperation in the Arctic and the North

Date Signed by Canada: 19/06/92
Entered into Force in Canada: 19//06/92

Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Russian Federation concerning Environmental Cooperation

Date Signed by Canada: 08/05/93
Entered into Force in Canada: 08/05/93

Agreement between Canada and the United States on Arctic Cooperation

Date Signed by Canada, 01/11/88
Ratified, not applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 01/11/88

Agreement between Canada and the United States on Cooperation in the Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS)

Date Signed by Canada, 04/18/94
Ratified
Entered into Force in Canada, 04/18/94

Agreement on Environmental Co-operation between Canada and Mexico

Date Signed by Canada, 03/16/90
Ratified, Not Applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 09/21/90

Agreement on Environmental Cooperation between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Chile

Date Signed by Canada: 06/02/97
Entered into Force in Canada, 05/07/97
Agreement on Environmental Cooperation between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica
Date Signed by Canada: 23/04/01
Entered into Force in Canada: 01/11/02

Agreement Establishing the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

Date Signed by Canada, 03/25/93
Ratified, 06/15/93
Entered into Force in Canada, 03/12/94
Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon
Date Signed by Canada: 28/06/09
Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Colombia
Date Signed by Canada: 21/11/08
Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Peru
Date Signed by Canada: 29/05/08
Entry into Force: 01/08/2008

Agreement relating to the Establishment of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Date Signed by Canada, 01/22/64
Ratified, 01/22/64
Entered into Force in Canada, 01/22/64

Agreement Relating to the Exchange of Information on Weather Modification Activities

Date Signed by Canada, 03/26/75
Ratified, Not Applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 03/26/75

The Antarctic Treaty

Date Signed by Canada: 01/12/59
Date of Accession: 04/05/88
Entered into Force in Canada: 04/05/88

Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy

Date Signed by Canada, 06/14/91

Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage

Date Signed by Canada, 11/23/72
Entered into Force Internationally, 12/17/75
Date Ratified, Not Applicable
Date of Accession, 07/23/76
Entered into Force in Canada: 10/23/76

Convention of the World Meteorological Organization

Date Signed by Canada, 10/11/1947
Entered into Force Internationally, 03/23/50
Date Ratified, 07/28/50
Entered into Force in Canada: 08/28/50

Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context

Date Signed by Canada, 02/25/91
Entered into Force Internationally, 09/10/97
Date Ratified, 05/13/98
Entered into Force in Canada, 08/11/98

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention)

Date Signed by Canada: 02/02/71
Date of Accession: 15/01/81
Entered into Force in Canada: 15/05/81

Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (1972)

Date Signed by Canada, 06/16/72

Declaration on the Establishment of the Arctic Council

Date Signed by Canada, 09/19/96

Declaration On The Protection Of The Arctic Environment

Date Signed by Canada, 06/14/91

Exchange of Notes between Canada and the United States on Environmental Issues

Date Signed by Canada, 10/09/96
Entered into Force in Canada: 10/09/96

Framework Convention on Climate Change

Date Signed by Canada, 06/12/92
Entered into Force in Canada Internationally, 12/04/92
Date Ratified, 04/12/92
Entered into Force in Canada, 03/21/94

Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environmental Facility

Not in force

International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Date Signed by Canada, 10/31/79
Date in Force Internationally: 08/10/68
Date Ratified: 02/04/91
Date in Force in Canada: 03/04/91

International Plant Protection Convention

Date Signed by Canada, 12/06/51
Date in Force Internationally, 04/03/52
Date Ratified, 07/10/53
Date in Force in Canada, 07/10/53

International Tropical Timber Agreement (1994)

Date Signed by Canada, 05/03/95
Date Ratified, 05/03/96
Date in Force in Canada, 01/01/97
Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Date Signed in Canada 29/04/98
Ratified in Canada: 17/12/02
Entered into Force in Canada: 16/02/05

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Date in Force Internationally, 01/01/89
Date Ratified, 06/30/88
Date in Force in Canada, 01/01/89

Non-Legally Binding Authoritative Statement of Principles For a Global Consensus on the Management, Conservation and Sustainable Development Of all Types of Forests

Not in Force

North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation

Date Signed by Canada, 09/14/93
Date in Force in Canada: 01/01/94

North American Plant Protection Agreement

Date Signed by Canada, 10/13/76
Date in Force in Canada, 10/13/76

Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty

Not in force

The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

Date Adopted: 06/12/92

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Date Signed by Canada, 10/14/94
Date Ratified, 12/01/95
Date in Force in Canada: 12/26/96

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Date Signed by Canada: 22/03/85
Date Ratified: 04/06/86
Date in Force in Canada: 22/09/88

Freshwater Treaties

Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America for Water Supply and Flood Control in the Souris River Basin

This Agreement provides for the construction, maintenance and operation of the Rafferty and Alameda Dams and other works by Canada in the Souris River Basin in Saskatchewan for the purposes of water supply in Canada and flood control in the United States
Date Signed by Canada: 26/10/89
Ratified
Entered into Force in Canada: 26/89
Canada-United States Convention and Protocol on the Lake of the Woods
Date Signed by Canada, 02/24/1925
Ratified, 07/17/1925
Entered into Force in Canada, 07/17/1925

Canada-United States Skagit River Treaty

Date Signed by Canada, 04/02/84
Ratified: 12/14/84
Entered into Force in Canada, 12/14/84

Convention between Canada and the United States on the Level of Rainy Lake

Date Signed by Canada, 09/15/1938
Ratified, 10/03/1940
Entered into Force in Canada, 10/03/1940

Exchange of Notes between Canada and the United States on Lake St. Francis

Date Signed by Canada, 11/10/1941
Entered into Force in Canada: 11/10/1941

Exchange of Notes between Canada and the United States regarding Water Quality in the St. John River

Date Signed by Canada, 09/21/72
Entered into Force in Canada: 09/21/72
Exchange of Notes between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America constituting an Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America for Water Supply and Flood Control in the Souris River Basin, done at Washington on October 26, 1989
Date Signed by Canada: 09/06/05
Entered into Force in Canada: 09/06/05
Exchange of Notes (December 20 and 22, 2000) between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America constituting an Agreement amending their Agreement for Water Supply and Flood Control in the Souris River Basin, signed at Washington on October 26, 1989
Date Signed by Canada: 20/12/00
Entry into Force in Canada: 22/12/00
Exchange of Notes between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America, permitting the Disposal of the Canadian Entitlement within the United States of America, further to a Treaty between the Government of Canada and the United States of America relating to Cooperative Development of the Water Resources of the Columbia River Basin, done at Washington on January 17, 1961
Date Signed by Canada: 31/03/99
Entry into Force in Canada: 31/03/99

Agreement between Canada and the United States of America on Great Lakes Water Quality, 1978

Date Signed by Canada 22/11/78
Entered into Force in Canada in Canada: 22/11/78

Protocol Accompanying the Agreement to Regulate the Level of Lake of the Woods

Not ratified

Treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States of America concerning Boundary Waters and Questions arising along the Boundary between Canada and the USA

This treaty was created to prevent the use, obstruction or diversions that would affect the level or flow of boundary waters between Canada and the United States (unless by special agreement or positive decision by the International Joint Commission). The countries also agree not to cause transborder water pollution.

Date Signed by Canada,11/01/1909
Ratified 11/01/1909
Entered into Force in Canada: 05/05/1910

Treaty Concerning the Diversion of the Niagara River

Date Signed by Canada, 02/27/50
Date Ratified: Not Applicable
Date in Force in Canada: 10/10/50

Fisheries Treaties

Agreement between Canada and Norway on Mutual Fishery Relations

Date Signed by Canada, 12/02/75
Ratified, not applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 05/11/76

Agreement between Canada and the United States on a mediation procedure for the Pacific Salmon Treaty

Date Signed by Canada, 09/11/95
Ratified
Entered into Force in Canada, 09/11/95

Agreement between Canada and the United States on Fisheries Enforcement

Date Signed by Canada, 09/26/90
Ratified, not applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 12/16/91

Agreement Between the Government of CANADA and the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on the Establishment of a Mediation Procedure Regarding the Pacific Salmon Treaty

Date Signed by Canada, 09/11/95
Ratified
Entered into Force in Canada, 09/11/95

Agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States on the North Atlantic Fisheries

Date Signed by Canada, 07/20/1912
Ratified, 11/15/1912
Entered into Force in Canada, 11/15/1912

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (Draft)

Date Signed by Canada,
Not Ratified
Entered into Force in Canada, not in force

Agreement on Fisheries between Canada and the European Economic Community

Date Signed by Canada, 12/30/81
Ratified, Not Applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 12/30/81

Convention between Canada and the United States on Great Lakes Fisheries

Date Signed by Canada, 09/10/54
Ratified, 10/11/55
Entered into Force in Canada, 10/11/55

Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean

Date Signed by Canada: 11/02/92
Ratified: 06/11/92
Entered into Force in Canada: 16/02/93

Convention for the Conservation of Salmon in the North Atlantic Ocean

Date Signed by Canada, 03/18/82
Date Ratified, 09/30/83
Entered into Force in Canada: 10/01/83
Convention on Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in Western & Central Pacific Ocean
Date Signed: 02/08/01
Ratified: 01/11/05
Entry into Force in Canada: 01/12/05

Convention on Future Multilateral Co-operation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries

Date Signed by Canada, 10/24/78
Date Ratified, 11/30/78
Entered into Force in Canada: 01/01/79

Exchange of Notes between Canada and Spain on Fisheries

Date Signed by Canada, 12/18/72
Entered into Force in Canada: 12/18/72

Exchange of Notes Between The Government of Canada And The Government of Norway Constituting An Agreement With Respect To Norwegian Fishing Practices off the Atlantic Coast of Canada

Date Signed by Canada, 07/15/71
Entered into Force in Canada: 07/15/71

Exchange of Notes Between the Government of CANADA and the Government of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Constituting an Agreement Amending the Memorandum of Understanding Forming Part of the Treaty Concerning Pacific Salmon

Date Signed by Canada, 08/13/86
Entered into Force in Canada: 08/13/86

Exchange of Notes Between the Government of CANADA and the Government of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Constituting an Agreement Concerning the Implementation of Article XV, Paragraph 3 of the Pacific Salmon Treaty

Date Signed by Canada, 08/13/85
Entered into Force in Canada: 08/13/85

Exchange of Notes Between the Government of CANADA and the Government of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA constituting an Agreement relating to the Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America concerning Pacific Salmon, done at Ottawa, on January 28, 1985 (with Attachments)

Date Signed by Canada, 06/30/99
Entered into Force in Canada: 06/30/99

International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

Date Signed by Canada, 05/14/66
Date Ratified, Not Applicable
Date of Accession, 08/20/68
Date in Force in Canada: 03/21/69

Pacific Salmon Treaty

Date Signed by Canada, 01/28/85
Date in Force in Canada, 03/18/85

Procès-Verbal applying the 1972 Agreement between Canada and France on their Mutual Fishing Relations

Date Signed by Canada, 12/02/94
Date in Force in Canada, 12/02/94

Hazardous Material Treaties

Agreement between Canada and the United States for Co-operation on the Uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defence Purposes

Date Signed by Canada, 05/22/59
Ratified, not applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 07/27/59

Agreement between Canada, Pakistan, and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards

Date Signed by Canada, 10/17/69
Ratified, not applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 10/17/69

Agreement between Canada and China for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Date Signed by Canada, 11/07/94
Ratified, not applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 11/07/94

Agreement between Canada and Pakistan for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy

Date Signed by Canada, 05/14/59
Ratified, not applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 07/18/60

Agreement between Canada and Switzerland for Co-operation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Date Signed by Canada, 12/22/87
Ratified, not applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 06/13/89

Agreement between Canada and the International Atomic Energy Agency on Safeguards in Connection with the International Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Date Signed by Canada, 02/21/72
Ratified, not applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 02/21/72

Agreement between Canada and the United States Concerning the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste

Date Signed by Canada, 10/28/86
Ratified, 10/28/86
Entered into Force in Canada, 11/08/86

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Date Signed by Canada, 03/22/89
Ratified, 08/28/92
Entered into Force in Canada, 11/26/92

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Date Signed by Canada, 04/19/2001
Ratified, 09/16/64
Entered into Force in Canada, 09/16/64

Convention Concerning Safety in the Use of Asbestos

Date Signed by Canada, 06/26/86
Ratified, 06/16/88
Entered into Force in Canada, 06/16/89

Convention on Biological and Toxin Weapons

Date Signed by Canada, 04/10/72
Date Ratified: 09/18/72
Entered into Force in Canada: 03/26/75

Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident

Date Signed by Canada, 09/26/86
Entered into Force Internationally, 10/27/86
Date Ratified, 01/19/90
Entered into Force in Canada, 02/18/90

Convention on Military or any other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques

Date Signed by Canada, 05/18/77
Entered into Force Internationally, 10/05/78
Date Ratified, 06/11/81
Entered into Force in Canada, 06/11/81

Convention on Nuclear Safety

Date Signed by Canada, 09/20/94
Date Ratified, 12/12/95
Entered into Force in Canada: 10/24/96

Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

Date Signed by Canada, 09/22/80
Entered into Force in Canada Internationally, 10/01/86
Date Ratified, 03/21/86
Entered into Force in Canada: 02/08/87

Exchange of Letters between Canada and Switzerland on the Transfer of Tritium

Date Signed by Canada, 03/08/95
Entered into Force in Canada: 03/08/95

Exchange of Letters (Article VI) regarding the Agreement between Canada and the Switzerland for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Date Signed by Canada, 06/13/89
Entered into Force in Canada: 06/13/89

Exchange of Notes between Canada and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on Nuclear Cooperation involving the Enrichment of Uranium (1989)

Date Signed by Canada, 11/20/89
Entered into Force in Canada: 11/20/89

Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

Date Signed by Canada, 05/07/98
Date in Force Internationally, 06/18/2001
Date Ratified, 05/07/98
Date in Force in Canada, not in force

Limited Test Ban Treaty

Date Signed by Canada, 08/08/63
Date in Force Internationally, 10/10/63
Date Ratified, 01/28/64
Date in Force in Canada, 01/28/64

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Date Signed by Canada, 07/29/68
Date in Force Internationally, 03/05/70
Date Ratified, 01/08/69
Date in Force in Canada, 03/05/70

Protocol on Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases and Bacteriological Methods of Warfare

Date in Force Internationally, 02/08/1928
Date Ratified, 05/06/1930
Date in Force in Canada, 05/06/1930
Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Waste Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade
Accession: 26/08/02
Entry into Force: 24/02/04

Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor

Date Signed by Canada, 02/11/71
Date Ratified: 05/17/72
Date in Force in Canada: 05/18/72

Ocean Treaties

Agreement between Canada and Denmark for Cooperation relating to the Marine Environment

Date Signed by Canada, 08/26/83
Ratified, not applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 08/26/83

Agreement on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy between Canada and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Date Signed by Canada, 11/20/89
Ratified: Not Applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 11/20/89

Convention for a North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)

Date Signed by Canada, 10/22/91
Ratified, 10/22/91
Entered into Force in Canada, 03/24/92

Convention for the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

Date Signed by Canada, 09/12/64
Date Ratified, Not Applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 07/22/68

Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

Date Signed by Canada, 05/20/80
Entered into Force Internationally, 04/07/82
Date Ratified, Not Applicable
Date of Accession, 07/01/88
Entered into Force in Canada, 07/30/88

Convention on the Continental Shelf

Date Signed by Canada, 04/29/58
Entered into Force Internationally, 06/10/64
Date Ratified, 02/06/70
Entered into Force in Canada: 03/08/70

Convention on the International Maritime Organization

Date Signed by Canada, 10/15/1948
Date Ratified, Not Applicable
Entered into Force in Canada: 03/17/58

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Date Signed by Canada, 12/10/82
Date in Force Internationally, 11/16/94
Date Ratified, Not Ratified
Date in Force in Canada: Not in force

Washington Declaration on Protection of the Marine Environment from Land Based Activities

Not in force

Pollution Treaties

Agreement between Canada and the United States on Air Quality

Date Signed by Canada, 03/13/91
Ratified
Entered into Force in Canada, 03/13/91

Convention on Long-Range Trans-boundary Air Pollution

Date Signed by Canada, 11/13/79
Date Ratified, 12/15/81
Entered into Force in Canada, 03/16/83

Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter

Date Signed by Canada, 12/29/72
Entered into Force in Canada Internationally, 08/30/75
Date Ratified: 11/13/75
Entered into Force in Canada: 12/13/75

Exchange of Notes between the Government of Canada and the Government of The United States of America Concerning a Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan

Date Signed by Canada, 06/19/74
Entered into Force in Canada: 06/19/74

Exchange of Notes between the Government of Canada and the Government of The United States of America Concerning the Establishment of a Joint Marine Pollution Contingency plan

Date Signed by Canada, 08/30/77
Entered into Force in Canada: 08/30/77

International Convention and Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78)

Entered into Force in Canada Internationally, 10/02/83
Date Ratified, Not Applicable
Date of Accession: 11/16/92
Entered into Force in Canada: 02/16/93

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil

Date Signed by Canada, 05/12/54
Date Ratified: 12/19/56
Date in Force in Canada: 07/26/58

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

Date Signed by Canada, 11/29/69
Date in Force Internationally: 06/19/75
Date Ratified: Not Applicable
Date of Accession: 01/24/89
Date in Force in Canada: 04/24/89

International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea

Date Signed by Canada,05/03/96
Date in Force Internationally: not in force
Date Ratified: Not Ratified
Date in Force in Canada: not in force

International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation

Date Signed by Canada, 11/30/90
Date Ratified, Not Applicable
Date of Accession, 03/07/94
Date in Force in Canada, 05/13/95

International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage

Date in Force Internationally, 10/16/78
Date Ratified, Not Applicable
Date of Accession, 01/24/89
Date in Force in Canada, 04/24/89

Protocol between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America Amending the Agreement between the Government of Canada and Government of the United States on Air Quality

Date Signed by Canada: 0712//2000
Date in Force in Canada: 07/12/2000

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on Financing of the Co-operative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation Of the Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP)

Date in Force Internationally, 01/28/88
Date Ratified: 12/04/85
Date in Force in Canada: 01/28/88

Protocol to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Concerning Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides

Date in Force Internationally, 02/04/91
Date Ratified: 01/25/91
Date in Force in Canada: 04/25/91

Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on Further Reduction of Sulphur Emissions

Date Signed: 14/06/94
Date in Force in Canada: 05/08/98

Protocol to the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on the Reduction of Sulphur Emissions or their Transboundary Fluxes by at least 30 per Cent

Date in Force Internationally, 09/02/87
Date Ratified, 12/04/85
Date in Force in Canada, 09/02/87
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
Date Signed by Canada: 23/05/01
Date Ratified: 23/05/01
Entered into Force in Canada: 17/05/04

Wildlife Treaties

Agreement between Canada and Norway on Sealing

Date Signed by Canada, 07/15/71
Ratified, not applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 12/22/71

Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears

Date Signed by Canada, 11/15/73
Ratified, 12/14/74
Entered into Force in Canada, 05/26/76

Agreement on the Conservation of the Porcupine Caribou Herd

Date Signed by Canada, 07/17/87
Ratified, Not Applicable
Entered into Force in Canada, 07/17/87

Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals

Date in Force Internationally, 03/11/78
Date Ratified, Not Applicable
Date of Accession, 10/04/90
Entered in Force in Canada, 11/03/90

Convention on Biological Diversity

Date Signed by Canada, 05/22/92
Date Ratified, 04/12/92
Entered into Force in Canada, 12/29/93

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

Date Signed by Canada, 03/03/73
Entered into Force Internationally, 07/01/75
Date Ratified, 04/10/75
Entered into Force in Canada, 07/09/75

Convention on the Protection of Migratory Birds in Canada and the United States

Date Signed by Canada, 08/16/1916
Date Ratified: 12/07/1916
Entered into Force in Canada, 12/07/1916

Exchange of Notes between Canada and Norway on Joint Inspection of Sealing on the "Front" Area in the North West Atlantic Ocean

Date Signed by Canada, 04/02/68
Entered into Force in Canada: 04/26/68

Interim Convention on Conservation of North Pacific Fur Seals

Date Signed by Canada, 02/09/57

Date Ratified, 09/16/57
Entered into Force in Canada, 10/14/57

International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling

Date Signed by Canada, 12/02/1946
Date in Force Internationally: 11/10/1948
Date Ratified: 02/25/1949
Date in Force in Canada: 02/25/1949

Protocol Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America amending the 1916 Convention between the United Kingdom and the United States of America for the Protection of Migratory Birds in Canada and the United States

Date Signed by Canada, 12/14/95
Date in Force in Canada: 08/10/99

For more detailed information please check the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade.