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United States and Indonesia Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Conserving Wildlife and Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 17, 2014


The United States and Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to facilitate joint efforts to protect wildlife and promote conservation in Indonesia. The MoU will allow the United States and Indonesia to strengthen capacity for wildlife conservation and management, including efforts to protect critical habitat, strengthen scientific information in support of conservation programs, build public awareness, stabilize and increase populations of threatened and endangered species, strengthen law enforcement capacity, and combat illicit harvesting and trade in wildlife species in Indonesia.

The United States values Indonesia’s growing leadership on global challenges and is excited to work jointly on issues where we have a common interest, such as: environmental protection and climate change, strengthening democratic institutions, increased regional integration, respect for human rights, increased transparency, and peace and stability. These efforts reflect the strength of our growing partnership and collaboration through the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership.


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