United States Code

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§ 6401.
Purposes
The purposes of this chapter are—
(1)
to preserve, sustain, and restore the condition of coral reef ecosystems;
(2)
to promote the wise management and sustainable use of coral reef ecosystems to benefit local communities and the Nation;
(3)
to develop sound scientific information on the condition of coral reef ecosystems and the threats to such ecosystems;
(4)
to assist in the preservation of coral reefs by supporting conservation programs, including projects that involve affected local communities and nongovernmental organizations;
(5)
to provide financial resources for those programs and projects; and
(6)
to establish a formal mechanism for collecting and allocating monetary donations from the private sector to be used for coral reef conservation projects.
(Pub. L. 106–562, title II, § 202, Dec. 23, 2000, 114 Stat. 2800.)
cite as: 16 USC 6401