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Since 2002, more than $50.1 million in grants.

Grants have supported 451 projects in 36 countries.

Partners have contributed an additional $190.6 million.

More than 3.7 million acres of habitat affected.

To assist in carrying out Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), the Secretary of the Interior in 2006 convened an Advisory Group of individuals representing public and private organizations actively involved in conserving neotropical migratory birds. This Advisory Group includes members of the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, as well as other bird conservation professionals.

Members of the Advisory Group bring to the table diverse perspectives, from state natural resource agency managers to national nongovernment conservation organizations.  Members represent the United States, Canada, Mexico and South American nations.

The Advisory Group meets at least once a year, in conjunction with a North American Wetlands Conservation Council meeting, to discuss the NMBCA and make recommendations to the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the direction of the program. Meetings are open to the public.

Dan Ashe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USA
Enrique Bucher, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
Ian Davidson, Nature Canada, Canada
Mark Elsbree, The Conservation Fund, USA
Jonathan Gassett, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Mississippi Flyway USA
Mary Pope Hutson, Land Trust Alliance, USA
Jim Karpowitz, Utah Div. of Wildlife Resources , USA
Carol Lively, representing Tom Tidwell, US Forest Service, USA
Wayne MacCallum, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, USA
David Nomsen, Pheasants Forever, Inc., USA
Glenn Olson, National Audubon Society, USA
Keith Ouchley, The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, USA
Virginia Poter, Canadian Wildlife Service, Canada
Terry Steinwand, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, USA
Jeff Trandahl, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, USA
Martin Vargas Prieto, SEMARNAT-Division of Wildlife, Mexico
Scott Yaich, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., USA

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