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Paragraphs in "Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles" coded as DESCR

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Pre.2 The Parties to this Convention:
Pre.3 Recognizing the rights and duties of States established in international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, relating to the conservation and management of living marine resources;
Pre.4 Inspired by the principles contained in the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development;
Pre.5 Considering the principles and recommendations set forth in the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fishing adopted by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in its 28th Session (1995);
Pre.6 Recalling that Agenda 21, adopted in 1992 by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, recognizes the need to protect and restore endangered marine species and to conserve their habitats;
Pre.7 Understanding that, in accordance with the best available scientific evidence, species of sea turtles in the Americas are threatened or endangered, and that some of these species may face an imminent risk of extinction;
Pre.8 Acknowledging the importance of having the States in the Americas adopt an agreement to address this situation through an instrument that also facilitates the participation of States from other regions interested in the worldwide protection and conservation of sea turtles, taking into account the widely migratory nature of these species;
Pre.9 Recognizing that sea turtles are subject to capture, injury or mortality as a direct or indirect result of human-related activities;
Pre.10 Considering that coastal zone management measures are indispensable for protecting populations of sea turtles and their habitats;
Pre.11 Recognizing the individual environmental, socio-economic and cultural conditions in the States in the Americas;
Pre.12 Recognizing that sea turtles migrate widely throughout marine areas and that their protection and conservation require cooperation and coordination among States within the range of such species;
Pre.13 Recognizing also the programs and activities that certain States are currently carrying out for the protection and conservation of sea turtles and their habitats;
Pre.14 Desiring to establish, through this Convention, appropriate measures for the protection and conservation of sea turtles throughout their range in the Americas, as well as their habitats;
Pre.15 Have agreed as follows: