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$12.5 million effort aims to boost grasslands, wildlife, climate | Outdoors

BISMARCK STAND STAFF The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is helping fund a $12.5 million effort to boost grassland habitats in the northern Great Plains. The goals of the program include placing approximately 62,000 acres of land under conservation easements, restoring 70,000 acres of habitat for wildlife, removing or improving 44 miles of fencing to …

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Wildlife task force takes shaky target in hunting license abuse |

Elk Hunting Area 124 south of Interstate 80 in the Red Desert is an example of what’s wrong with Wyoming’s way of issuing special hunting permits to landowners. The hunting grounds extending from Rock Springs to Baggs are 70% public land, and the northern half is dominated by the chessboard-style land division, which hinders or …

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WWF report says online wildlife trade is on the rise in Myanmar | science news

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) — A report by the World Wildlife Fund shows that illegal online purchases of wildlife in Myanmar are on the rise, posing a threat to both public health and endangered species. The report released Friday found that enforcement of a ban on such transactions has weakened amid …

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