In this controversial plan there will be a lottery to select volunteers, which will also provide them with corpses
More 45,000 people volunteer Kill 12 bison inside Grand Canyon National Park In the United States, as part of an unprecedented plan, Regulate the growing population The name of this animal was announced this Friday as the National Park Service (NPS).
NPS spokeswoman Kaitlyn Thomas told AFP that if there are too many bison, the bison will destroy “water resources, vegetation, and park soil” and threaten the archaeological site. “Allows” to protect the population size of the ecosystem.
To solve this problem, Grand Canyon Park, On ArizonaIn early May, a solicitation was launched to find 12 volunteers willing to participate in the operation.
of 45,000 requests received in just two days, We will draw 25 finalists, and 12 finalists will be selected before May 17th.
The NPS stated that each person will be authorized to kill the bison, and then the bison must be able to “remove from the pedestrian area without the help of a motor vehicle,” and that the wild use is unauthorized. The federal agency responsible for the management of the Great Wildlands of the United States.
To be eligible to participate, volunteers must be citizens Americans of legal ageNPS continued: “The physical condition is very good,” he has his own rifle, has been trained, and “has strong verbal communication skills.”
This The carcasses of the animals will be distributed to volunteers The spokesperson said: “Any part that volunteers do not want will be handed over to the tribal governments of the 11 tribes traditionally associated with the Grand Canyon National Park.”
The project was a great success, although it did not surprise Thomas, he suspected Thomas would “arouse a lot of interest.”
NPS recommends that this is not hunting, because the operation is controlled by the park authorities and not for recreational or private purposes.
Since 2019, the park has also been capturing bison to move it to other areas.It is believed that between 400 and 600 bison currently live in the northern part of the Grand Canyon Park.
Experts estimate that within ten years, its population may triple to nearly 1,500 animals.
Thomas said that such a plan is unprecedented in the Grand Canyon, but similar actions have been taken in other national parks to deal with “excessive elk or goat populations.”