Updated Council Charter

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Updated Council Charter

Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council Charter. The Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, regarding the six Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize competitions.

The Prize competitions encourage technological innovation with the potential to advance the mission of the Service in the following areas of concern: 1) preventing wildlife poaching and trafficking, 2) promoting wildlife conservation, 3) managing invasive species invasive species
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, 4) protecting endangered species, 5) managing nonlethal human-wildlife conflict, and 6) reducing human­predator conflict.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) administers the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council (Council) and its six Boards established in the John D. Dingell, Jr., Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Public Law 116-9) and America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (P.L. 116-...