DOI International Instruments

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:  

Australia 

Arrangement Between The Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture of the United States of America and the Australian Participating Agencies 

Canada

Arrangement in the form of an Exchange of Notes between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America

Memorandum of Understanding between DOI and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (now known as Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada) 

China

Protocol on Cooperation and Exchanges Between the DOI of the United States of America and the Ministry of Forestry of the People’s Republic of China 

Cuba

Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation and Exchange Between the Department of the Interior of the United States of America and the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment of the Republic of Cuba 

Denmark

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark 

Kenya

Memorandum of Understanding between the DOI and the United States Agency for International Development and the Government of the Republic of Kenya Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities 

Kiribati

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 

Mexico 

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 

Memorandum of Understanding between the DOI of the United States of America and the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) of the United Mexican States 

Joint Declaration between the Secretary of the Interior of the United States of America and the Ambassador of the United Mexican States to the United States of America

Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Geological Survey of the Department of the Interior and the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico 

Memorandum of Understandingbetween the DOI of the United States of America and the Ministry of Energy (SENER) of the United Mexican States 

Memorandum of Understanding between the DOI of the United States of America and the National Commission for Development of Indigenous Peoples of the United Mexican States 

New Zealand

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

North America

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 

Norway

Joint Statement between the Kingdom of Norway and the United States of America 

DOI-Norway Ministerial Forum Summary 

Philippines

Understanding Between the DOI of the United States of America and the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Interior and Local Government of the Republic of the Philippines 

Tanzania

Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Cooperation Between the DOI of the United States of America, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism of Tanzania 

Vietnam

Memorandum of Understanding Between the DOI of the United States of America and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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