Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Law and Legal Definition

Neotropical migratory bird is a type of bird that breeds in or migrates through the U.S., at least to some extent, and spends the nonbreeding season in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.

Neotropical Migraotry Bird Conservation Act (“Act”) promotes for the long-term conservation of Neotropical migratory birds and their habitats. The goals of the Act include perpetuating healthy populations of these birds, providing financial resources for bird conservation initiatives, and fostering international cooperation for such initiatives.

The federal statute 16 USCS § 6101 lays down the findings which includes:

1. Neotropical migratory bird species provide invaluable environmental, economic, recreational, and aesthetic benefits to the United States, as well as to the Western Hemisphere;

2. Many neotropical migratory bird populations, once considered common, are in decline, and some have declined to the point that their long-term survival in the wild is in jeopardy; and

3.Because neotropical migratory birds range across numerous international borders each year, their conservation requires the commitment and effort of all countries along their migration routes.