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Enviro-Mich message from "Tamilyn H. Sanderson" <sirdufus@freeway.net>

Hey all here's one for the republicans, notice Sen. Abraham our Michigan
Republican Senator was on the front lines of this one.  Because of this, I
thought this would be relevant for enviro mich.

Tamilyn H. Sanderson
REP America
Michigan Coordinator
GREEN District Captain
1384 Maxwell Rd
Petoskey, MI  49770

>Subject: Neotropical Migratory Bird Act Passes Senate
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>>WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 1999 --- One of National Audubon's highest
>>legislative priorities, the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act,
>>148, passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent.
>>"We must address winter habitat loss if we expect to see songbirds in our
>>backyards in the spring," said Daniel P. Beard, Senior Vice President for
>>Public Policy.  "Senator Abraham is to be commended for his leadership in
>>working to find solutions to protect winter habitat for migratory
>>The legislation provides $8 million each year for Fiscal Years 2000
>>2002 to be used to protect bird habitat in the Caribbean and Latin
>> The money provided is for matching grants to build partnerships with the
>>business community, non-governmental organizations, and foreign nations.
>>"I would especially like to thank the Audubon Society.  From the
>>they have worked closely with my office to help craft this legislation and
>>educate Members of Congress as to the importance of this proposed new
>>initiative," said Senator Spencer Abraham, (R-MI).
>>As a leading bird organization, the National Audubon Society looks forward
>>to facilitating the partnership process by identifying need areas, sources
>>of private funding, and local groups potentially able to manage and
>>conserve habitat.
>>"Senate passage is an important victory for birds," said Beard.  "We hope
>>the bill can be signed into law before the fall migration."
>>With over a million members and supporters in 518 chapters throughout the
>>Americas, the National Audubon Society conserves and restores natural
>>ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the
>>benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
>>Perry Plumart           202/861-2242            pplumart@audubon.org

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