Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Reported to Senate without amendment (09/24/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on May 21, 2008. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Crane Conservation Act of 2008 - Requires the Secretary of the Interior to provide financial assistance for approved projects relating to the conservation of cranes, using amounts in the Crane Conservation Fund established by this Act.

Allows a project proposal to be submitted by: (1) any wildlife management authority of a country located in the African, Asian, European, or North American range of a species of crane that carries out at least one activity that affects crane populations; (2) the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; and (3) any person or organization with demonstrated expertise in the conservation of cranes.

Establishes the Crane Conservation Fund in the Multinational Species Conservation Fund.

Authorizes the Secretary to convene an advisory group representing public and private organizations actively involved in the conservation of cranes to assist in carrying out this Act.

Authorizes appropriations.