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The wildlife refuge at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts has long had a reputation for attracting the kind of wildlife poaching that’s been plaguing the state for decades.
But in recent months, the refuge has been facing a surge in wildlife poaching, thanks to a new law passed by the state legislature.
The Wildlife Law and Order Act of 2016, which went into effect in January, is aimed at cracking down on the rampant poaching of rare animals.
The law requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to issue a permit to allow wildlife trappers to “capture, transport, or kill any species of wildlife or plants that are listed as endangered, threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and that have not been found and recaptured as of March 31, 2020.”
As part of the new regulations, the agency is required to conduct surveys and to send a report to state officials within 60 days, if there’s a confirmed incident.
The report must also include information on the species, the location, and the owner.
The report also must be sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) within 30 days, to be provided to the Department on a quarterly basis.
The state must receive the report within two years.
The new rules were announced in January as part of a legislative package that included the reintroduction of several species to the endangered species list.
According to a statement from the U, Fish and Conservation Service (F&C), a new state law would ensure that the agency will be able to investigate the cause of wildlife loss and prevent the spread of invasive species.
It would also require the agency to make sure that the wildlife management plans were followed.
The USFWS is currently working with state agencies to implement the new law, according to the statement.