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PUBLIC LAW 101-513—NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 2071 (2) share technical, managerial, extension, and administrative skills related to public and private natural resource administration; (3) provide education and training opportunities to promote the transfer and utilization of scientific information and technologies; (4) engage in scientific exchange and cooperative research • with foreign governmental, educational, technical and research institutions; and (5) cooperate with domestic and international organizations that further international programs for the management and protection of forests, rguigelands, wildlife and fisheries, and related natural resource activities. (c) ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES.—The Secretary shall undertake the activities described in subsection Qy), in countries that receive assistance from the Agency for International Development only at the request, or with the concurrence, of the Administrator of the Agency for International Development. SEC. 603. TROPICAL DEFORESTATION ASSESSMENT AND ASSISTANCE. 16 USG 4502. In support of the Tropical Forestry Action Plan and to specifically address tropical deforestation and degradation, the Secretary may— (1) support and actively participate in global and regional meetings that seek to reform such Plan; (2) together with the United States Agency for International Development, and other Federal agencies, provide technical assistance to tropical countries for the formulation of national forestry sector development strategies; and (3) cooperate with tropical countries on research, training, and technical programs aimed at implementing national forestry sector development strategies. SEC. 604. INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL FORESTRY. 16 USC 4503. (a) EXPANSION. —The Secretary shall expand the capabilities of and construct additional facilities at the Caribbean National Forest and Institute of Tropical Forestry in Puerto Rico, as the Secretary determines necessary to support the purpose of this title, and as funds are appropriated for such expansion and construction. (b) TROPICAL FORESTRY PLANS. —Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate, the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives, and to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives, a tropical forestry plan for the expansion and construction of additional facilities under subsection (a). Such plan shall include provisions for— (1) the construction or acquisition of a major center for education, interpretation, and appreciation of the benefits and methods of the intelligent management of tropical forests; (2) the acquisition or construction of facilities for housing and classroom instruction near the Caribbean National Forest/ Luguillo Experimental Forest; and (3) the acquisition or construction of facilities for the study and recovery of endangered tropical wildlife, fish and plant species.