The U.S. Department of Interior recently announced a bison restoration plan that aims to further promote the recovery of the iconic species. Bison restoration is widely recognized as one of America’s greatest conservation success stories, with wild populations having rebounded to around 15,000 in recent years. Despite this progress, bison’s range remains limited, and there is a need for increased efforts to conserve their habitats. The government’s new $25 million grasslands conservation plan aims to engage with tribes and utilize indigenous knowledge to achieve its goals. This approach recognizes the crucial role that indigenous communities have played in bison conservation and their unique perspective on sustainable land management practices. By incorporating this traditional knowledge into the restoration plan, the government hopes to achieve long-term success in conserving bison populations and their ecosystems.
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