Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are protected areas set aside for the conservation of wildlife and for recreational activities involving wildlife.

United StatesEdit

In the U.S., WMAs exist in the following states:

Papua New GuineaEdit

In Wikipedia:Papua New Guinea a Wildlife Management Area is the simplest form of Wikipedia:protected area, that protects an area of land or water while retaining full power to landowners to manage their land. WMAs are managed by an elected committee formed of customary landowners.[12]

List of Wildlife Management Areas in PNG: (many of these are redlinks on WP)

Mount Bosavi area Edit

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Libano-Arisai Wildlife Management Area

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Three Wikipedia:Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) were launched by the Wikipedia:World Wide Fund for Nature in the Wikipedia:Mount Bosavi region; Libano-Arisai, Libano-Hose and Sulamesi Wildlife Management Areas on 25th October, 2006. The launching of all three WMA's was successful for the people of the Mount Bosavi, ans was led by WWF Protected Areas Officer, Ms. Saina Jeffrey and Bosavi landowners leaders, Patrick Pate and Oscar Otto Odaiyolo.

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Citations Edit

  1. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website retrieved 8 January 2010
  2. "Wildlife Management Areas". Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  3. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources retrieved 15 October 2011
  4. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website retrieved 8 January 2010
  5. New jersey division of fish and wildlife website retrieved 8 January 2010
  6. New Mexico Wildlife website retrieved 8 January 2010
  7. Nevada Department of Wildlife website retrieved 6 September 2012
  8. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website retrieved 8 January 2010
  9. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website retrieved 24 August 2012
  10. Texas Parks and Wildlife Service website retrieved 8 January 2010
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  12. WWF:Setting up a WMA, 2005, retrieved 28 June 2010
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