This is a role play designed to help students understand 1. the complex role all nations play in conserving endangered wildlife and 2. more about the status of the bluefin tuna. Students act as representatives from each country and engage in a discussion as CITES would. They then have a public vote (again, as CITES does) to determine the fate of the bluefin. This lesson contains background info for the teacher and cards for students to use. The lesson works best with advanced biology students.