Summary: S.2897 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (10/08/2002)

Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2002 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to provide financial assistance for projects for the conservation of marine turtles (loggerhead, green, hawksbill, Kemp's ridley, olive ridley, and leatherback) using amounts in a Marine Turtle Conservation Fund established by this Act.

Allows a project proposal to be submitted by: (1) any wildlife management authority of a country that has within its boundaries marine turtle nesting habitats if such authority's activities affect marine turtle conservation; or (2) any person or group with the demonstrated expertise required for the conservation of such turtles.

Sets forth requirements for project elements, review, approval, and reporting.

Establishes the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund in the Multinational Species Conservation Fund.

Authorizes the Secretary to convene an advisory group of individuals representing public and private organizations actively involved in the conservation of marine turtles.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 2004 through 2008.