Savage, Melissa; Shinkle, Douglas
May 2010
State Legislatures;May2010, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p22
The article discusses the role of state legislators in keeping a balance between wildlife protection and development. The state is responsible not only in protecting and ensuring that endangered wildlife species are kept alive, but also in providing funds to do so. State legislators are in the best position to ensure the balance between human survival and sustenance, and healthy ecosystems and wildlife habitat.


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