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Wetlands: The Drain Game | Issues

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In Manitoba and Saskatchewan, farmers and developers would like to gain more acreage on their lands. In order to accomplish this they drain many sloughs or water sources. This not only effects their land, but effects the land downstream, leaving some unfarmable.

Ecotourism | Tourism in North Dakota

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Learn how ecotourism, or adventure tourism, is the new trend in vacationing. North Dakota is working to attract visitors to its wide open spaces and to encourage them to interact with North Dakotans in their everyday and recreational activities.

Ecotourism | If You Don't Build it, They Will Come

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Learn how North Dakota is using the new trend in vacationing, ecotourism (also called adventure tourism), to attract visitors to its wide open, natural spaces and to encourage them to interact with North Dakotans in their everyday and recreational activities.

Wetlands: The Drain Game | What Can Be Done

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Although it may take many years and much work, through the process of conservation and restoration the people of Canada can get their wetlands back. The legislation can help by passing laws and providing incentives.

Red River Divide | Recreation

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The Red River of the North provided for commercial endeavors with the people and freight carried by steamboats earlier in its history and for commercial fisherman. Swimming in the river was once common, as were sleigh riding and skating on the ice in the winter. In more recent years, recreational fishing and boating have become more popular.

Wetlands: The Drain Game | Economic Impact

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Farmers have slowly drained the wetlands on their lands, over the last 35 years, as the equipment has gotten bigger. Farming tends to be done is straight rows and small patches of wetlands on land makes it difficult to do this. It effects wildlife and where the water is stored.

Wetlands: The Drain Game | Policies and Incentives

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When wetlands are drained habitats are ruined, the legislature wants this to stop so they will give farmers compensation to keep wetlands on their land. They will also set up policies to make it illegal to destroy wetlands.

Uganda: Sustainable Tourism | Introduction

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Learn about 6-year CITA project in Uganda on enhancing rural livelihoods with sustainable tourism. Project Director, Dr. Campbell talks about the importance of preserving wildlife.