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In South Dakota, a Tribal Nation Owns the Largest Native-Managed Buffalo Herd in the World

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The buffalo has historical and cultural significance for the Lakota people, but the restoration efforts can help mitigate environmental issues as well.
In January, a study was published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution that found restoration of bison to tribal lands throughout the Northern Great Plains can help restore the prairie ecosystem while improving the long-running issue of food insecurity and food sovereignty for Native communities. It may also help to mitigate adverse impacts to traditional agricultural systems due to climate change.

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