DOI is an important implementing agency for a number of international agreements entered into by the United States over the past century, for example, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), the World Heritage Convention, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, a Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement with Mexico, and treaties on migratory birds with Canada, Mexico, Japan and Russia.
In addition, to support its international cooperation, DOI may sign international instruments such as a memorandum of understanding (MOU), joint declaration, joint statement, letter of intent, etc. with foreign governmental counterparts. Below is a list of recent instruments signed or renewed at the Departmental level:
A Cooperative Arrangement between the Government of the United States of America, through DOI, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Government of the Republic of Kiribati Ministry of the Environment, Lands, and Agricultural Development
Agreement Between the Department of Agriculture and DOI of the United States of America, and the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources and the National Forestry Commission of the United Mexican States
Arrangement Between the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior of the United States of America, on the one side, And Fire and Emergency New Zealand, on the other side, Concerning the Exchange of Wildland Fire Management Resources
Declaration of Intent Between the Department of the Environment of Canada, the DOI of the United States of America and the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources of the United Mexican States
Last updated: November 2022