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Biodiversity Protection Plan Proposed; Comments Solicited

Release Date: 03/20/2003
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Luke C. Hester 202-564-7818 /

(03/20/03)EPA, as the lead agency for the United States, has developed the Strategic Plan for North American Cooperation in the Conservation of Biodiversity, in collaboration with Canada, Mexico and U.S. stakeholders. This is a long-term strategy for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) for the protection and management of shared biological resources in North America. The CEC is a tripartate (Canada, Mexico, United States) organization, which addresses cross border environmental issues in North America. Public comments on the plan are solicited by April 21, 2003. The draft is available at: To submit comments on the Strategic Plan or to request additional information, contact Patrick Cotter, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2260R), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington D.C., 20460, phone (202) 564-6414, email