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Bid to Save Kamchatka's Wildlife

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Science  13 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5588, pp. 1787-1788
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5588.1787a

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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY, RUSSIA-- The besieged Kamchatka peninsula, which has been a haven for thousands of rare animals and plants, has found a new protector. A group of international and Russian agencies earlier this week announced a 7-year project to bolster biodiversity conservation and research in four protected areas, with funding of almost $13 million.