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Madison and Morgan Counties

first_imgMadison and Morgan Counties link easily to other parts of Alabama and to neighboring Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia via major highways. Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee, is only 100 miles to the north, on Interstate 65, and Atlanta is 185 miles to the southeast, on U.S. Highway 72 and I-75.For those flying, there are four major airports within 200 or so miles — two in Alabama and two in Tennessee — with numerous air carriers.Both counties have public transportation, and the area is also served by a Greyhound Bus Station.last_img

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Isabelle Balestra

first_imgIsabelle Balestra has joined Keolis as General Counsel and Director of Contractual Relations.last_img

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Wildlife farming proposed for consideration in Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Wildlife farming proposed for consideration in Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – October 26, 2015 305 Views   2 comments Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet A Red-rumped Agouti. Image via: focusonnature.comWildlife farming is one possibility that could be looked at to restock Dominica’s forest of its wild animals that are usually hunted for their meat.That’s according to the Director of Forestry Minchinton Burton who was speaking at a stakeholder’s consultation at the Fisheries Complex on Forest-based livelihoods on Friday 23 October 2015.There is only a three month period where hunters can remove animals from the wild, which is approved by the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division.However, Burton said, the three month provision is being reviewed as there is a market for wild meat.“We recognize the fact that a number of restaurants and a number of service providers say they would like to have some wild meat during the year,” Burton said. “So we would have to look at how we can get into some wild life farming. This will release the pressure in the wild and it will allow people to get into some agouti and one or two species where they can rear them,” Burton said.But, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Harold Guiste told the consultation that Dominica’s wildlife has suffered tremendously as some habitats have been destroyed and others severely damaged.“There is still quite a bit of natural resource that is still in tack. In terms of wildlife, maybe we can engage in some program for restocking of the forest. Rearing agouti and rearing others whilst domesticating them somehow is a good thing”.Guiste added that it would be a good exercise to have a program where these animals could be bred and restocked into the wild.He indicated that a wildlife farming program will give more liberty to hunters to hunt forest animals.last_img read more

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