H. R. 1760
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 5, 2011
Mr. George Miller of California (for himself, Mr. Markey, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Pierluisi, and Mr. Young of Alaska) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To reauthorize the Great Ape Conservation Act, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Great Ape Conservation Reauthorization
Amendments Act of 2011.
Amendment and reauthorization of Great Ape Conservation Act
The Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000 is amended as follows:
In section 4 (16 U.S.C. 6303), by adding at the end the following new subsections:
The Secretary may award a multiyear grant under this section to a person who is otherwise eligible for a grant under this section, to carry out a project that the person demonstrates is an effective, long-term conservation strategy for great apes and their habitats.
Annual grants not affected
This subsection shall not be construed as precluding the Secretary from awarding grants on an annual basis.
Panel of experts
In section 4(i) (16 U.S.C. 6303(i))—
in paragraph (1), by—
Every 2 years and inserting
Within one year after the
date of the enactment of the Great Ape
Conservation Reauthorization Amendments Act of 2011, and every 5
may convene and inserting
and priorities after
adding at the end the following new
The panel shall, to the extent practicable, include
representatives from foreign range states with expertise in great ape
by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (4), and inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraphs:
In identifying conservation needs and priorities under paragraph (1), the panel shall consider relevant great ape conservation plans or strategies including scientific research and findings related to—
the conservation needs and priorities of great apes;
regional or species-specific action plans or strategies;
applicable strategies developed or initiated by the Secretary; and
any other applicable conservation plan or strategy.
The Secretary, subject to the availability of appropriations, may pay expenses of convening and facilitating meetings of the panel.
Administrative expenses limitation
In section 5(b)(2) (16 U.S.C. 6304(b)(2)), by
$100,000 and inserting
Authorization of appropriations
In section 6 (16 U.S.C. 6305), by striking
2006 through 2010 and inserting