International trade in wildlife is a multibillion-dollar industry that, in some cases, has taken species to the brink of extinction. Several countries, incl. the U.S., created an internat. treaty that took effect in 1975. The U.S. also has domestic laws that protect species. The protections provided by the Convention & domestic laws can differ. For example, in some cases, U.S. laws afford more stringent protections to species than the Convention (CV) does; such stricter protections can prevent U.S. interests from trade that is permitted by the CV. This report discusses: how implementation of the CV has changed over the years; U.S. funding & other resources spent on CV-related activities; & the relationships between the CV & some domestic laws. Tables.Hill, Barry T. is the author of 'Protected Species International Convention And U.s. Laws Protect Wildlife Differently', published 2004 under ISBN 9780756745776 and ISBN 0756745772.