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September 9, 2020

Poachers threaten Louisiana's effort to revive whooping crane population
By Sarah Sneath

Forsyth predicted poaching would lose favor in south Louisiana as animal rights became more prominent and food assistance became more available. He was right. In 1998, there were more than 600 prosecutions in Louisiana for killing or possessing migratory birds illegally, according to Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse data. Last year, there were less than 10. Even so, the state has had more prosecutions for illegally killing or possessing migratory birds than any other state for the past five years. The state accounts for about half of the prosecutions under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act each year, the data show.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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