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Florida’s ‘zooniversity’ could help fight wildfires

Florida has some of the country’s highest wildfire fatalities in the nation, and some volunteer firefighters are stepping up to help.Florida Gov.Rick Scott announced a new statewide program Thursday aimed at encouraging residents to volunteer for wildfires.Under the initiative, volunteers who can’t get a permit will be required to sign up for a training program

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Why Minneapolis, MN’s Biin has taken on the Wildlife Volunteer Corps

Minnesota has more than 100,000 wildlife volunteers, and the Minnesota Biin is among the most highly regarded of the state’s conservation organizations.But the organization, which offers wildlife training to hunters, trappers, and others, has also been accused of hiring people who are not qualified for the job.As the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported, biin has hired