News of the WeekWILDLIFE CONSERVATION

U.N. Joins Russia's Fight to Save Western Pacific Salmon

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Science  29 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5637, pp. 1167
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5637.1167a

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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY, RUSSIA-- This week the United Nations Development Programme launched a 5-year, $13 million initiative to promote habitat conservation in four major rivers here. The effort includes research funds as well as support for authorities to crack down on salmon poachers by beefing up conservation and enforcement.