FW: House approves coral reef protection measure

Kassem, Ken ken.Kassem at wwfus.org
Thu Oct 18 09:24:40 EDT 2001

> 	House approves coral reef protection measure
>                       The House passed H.R. 2272, the Coral Reef and
> Coastal Marine
>                       Conservation Act, Tuesday night to initiate a
> debt-for-nature swap with
>                       developing countries to protect coral reefs. Rep.
> Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) introduced
>                       the bill to allow developing countries with money
> owed to the United States
>                       to honor the debt by starting coral reef
> conservation programs, instead of
>                       exploiting natural resources to pay off the debts. 
> Randall D. Snodgrass
> Director, Government Relations
> World Wildlife Fund
> 1250 24th Street NW
> Washington, DC 20037
> (202) 778-9680
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