African elephant conservation hearing before the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, second session, on H.R. 2999, H.R. 4849 ... June 22, 1988. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment.

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .M447 1988c
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Paginationiv, 254 p. :
Number of Pages254
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Open LibraryOL2150193M
LC Control Number88602969

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