Ecological Regions of North America - Toward a Common Perspective

Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Publication Date: 
1997

In North America, we share vital natural resources, including air, oceans and rivers, mountains
and forests. Together, these natural resources are the basis of a rich network of ecosystems,
which sustain our livelihoods and well-being. If they are to continue being a source of future
life and prosperity, these resources must be protected. This stewardship of the North American
environment is a responsibility shared by Canada, Mexico and the United States.
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is an international organization whose
members are Canada, Mexico and the United States. The CEC was created under the North
American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) to address regional environmental
concerns, help prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts and promote the
effective enforcement of environmental law. The Agreement complements the

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