Jordan is a signatory to several environmental treaties, among which are the following:
The 1973 Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. The objective of this convention is to protect certain endangered species from over exploitation via a system of import/export permits. Jordan became a signatory on November 4, 1980.
The 1973 International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. The objectives of this convention is to preserve the marine environment by achieving the complete elimination of intentional pollution by oil and other harmful substances and the minimization of accidental discharge of such substances. Jordan became a signatory on March 17, 1975.
The 1951 International Plant Protection Convention. The objective is to maintain and increase cooperation in controlling pests and diseases of plants and plant products, and in preventing their introduction and spread across national boundaries. Jordan became a signatory on April 24, 1970.
The 1972 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxic Weapons, and on Their Destruction. The objective of this convention is to eliminate and to prohibit the development of biological weapons, as a step towards general disarmament for the sake of all mankind. Jordan became a signatory on June 27, 1975.