From: Senator Robert Menendez <Senator_Menendez@menendez.senate.gov
Date: Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 9:04 PM
Subject: Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act
Dear Mr. Cosmas:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act. Your opinion is very important to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to you on this critical issue.
I am proud to report that I am an original cosponsor of this very important legislation, which will increase funding for the conservation of migratory birds. This bill reauthorizes the existing Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, but at significantly higher levels, to meet the growing needs of our migrant bird populations, many of which are in rapid decline.
Of the 178 continental bird species included on the American Bird Conservancy/Audubon Watch List of birds of highest conservation concern, over one-third are Neotropical migrants that will be affected by this legislation. Throughout my career in Congress, I have been a passionate advocate for conservation and that is why I am proud to support this legislation. Please rest assured I will continue to fight for threatened animal populations and the habitats that support them.
Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of more assistance. I invite you to visit my website http://menendez.senate.gov
to learn of other important issues to New Jersey.
United States Senator