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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 43 Issue 2, Summer 1995
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Critics of the Endangered Species Act contend that animal rights take priority over those of landowners. Three state landowners whose property provides a habitat for three different species show that profit can be realized and wildlife also protected.
Changes in habitat quality, toxic waste, and overfishing led to a decline of the striped bass, or rockfish, in the Albemarle Sound-Roanoke River ecosystem in the 1970s and 1980s. Regulating harvest and Roanoke River flows are helping the species recover.
Among the winners of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation's Governor's Conservation Achievement Award for 1994 are Hunter Safety Award, John C. Hopkins (Greensboro) and Legislator of the Year, Betsy Cochrane (Advance). A committee of conservation professionals and members of the NCWF Board of Directors selects the most qualified nominee from among the nominations.