Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate amended (09/09/2005)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on August 31, 2005. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000 to: (1) authorize the Secretary of the Interior to approve projects to address the root causes of threats to great apes in range states; (2) grant the Secretary discretion in convening the expert panel established under the Act to identify conservation needs for the great ape; (3) exempt such panel from requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act; (4) increase funding for administrative expenses from the Great Ape Conservation Fund; and (5) increase and extend through FY2010 the authorization of appropriations to such Fund.