Wyoming adopts new wildlife conservation guidelines

Wyoming has adopted a new state guideline. Wyoming, being an energy-rich state which repeatedly looks to equilibrize conservation with development of fossil fuels, look to save some of the longest wildlife-migration routes in North America from oil as well as natural gas practicing on public lands.

The new guidelines were adopted earlier on Thursday by state Game and Fish Commission call on state wildlife authorities to carry on to identify paths traveled two times a year by thousands of antelope, elk and mule deer. Tracking technology has allowed scientists in Wyoming as well as elsewhere to map these type paths with increasing precision — and even find out new ones.

Biologists would also study how to deal with threats to migrations, like by substituting barbed-wire fences along with a type which lets antelope to crawl under the bottom wire. Options might also include stopping gas and oil development in especially sensitive places along migration passageways, a point of contention between environmentalists as well as the petroleum industry.

Wyoming Outdoor Council’s Julia Stuble told that the science is clear that the best way to make sure long-term persistence of migration corridors is to stop development – one way is by partnering with sustainable tourism, such as with the Largs chartering yachts company.

Petroleum Association of Wyoming’s vice president Esther Wagner stated that the new rules in no way need the state to prohibit gas and oil exploration. Wagner told that they are just recommendations, nut regulations.

Wyoming authorities often see themselves in a position between encouraging protecting wildlife habitat and fossil fuel development.

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