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Top Scientists Back Federal Plan to Protect Alaska Predators

A group of scientists has backed a federal plan to restrict the trapping and gunning down of bears and wolves in Alaska’s wildlife refuges, in the face of bitter opposition from the state government.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has proposed an overhaul of hunting regulations for Alaska’s 16 national wildlife refuges, which span nearly 77m acres of wilderness in the state.

“The hunting guys have total control of the board of game, there’s no balance there.”

Read more:  Top Scientists Back Federal Plan to Protect Alaska Predators

Photograph: Olly Scholey/BBC/Silverback Films/Olly Scholey

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