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H.R. 1760 (112th): Great Ape Conservation Reauthorization Amendments Act of 2011

The text of the bill below is as of May 5, 2011 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1760


May 5, 2011

(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.


Short title

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:


Multiyear grants

In section 4 (16 U.S.C. 6303), by adding at the end the following new subsections:


Multiyear Grants


In general

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—


striking 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 years thereafter;


striking may convene and inserting shall convene;


inserting and priorities after needs; and


adding at the end the following new sentence: The panel shall, to the extent practicable, include representatives from foreign range states with expertise in great ape conservation.; and


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 striking $100,000 and inserting $150,000.


Authorization of appropriations

In section 6 (16 U.S.C. 6305), by striking 2006 through 2010 and inserting 2012 through 2017.