Kitty Block is the Director of Treaty Law Oceans and Wildlife Protection for The Humane Society of the US. She oversees efforts in international treaties and agreements including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), International Whaling Commission (IWC), Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), Cartagena Convention/Protocol to the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW), and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). Ms. Block actively lobbies member countries to the relevant agreements, drafts proscriptive language (resolutions, convention amendments etc.), presents policy papers and serves on oversight panels. Ms. Block provides legal analysis and drafts position papers on and international laws involving animals. Ms. Block serves on the International Review Panel of the IATTC.
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