In the Alaska-Yukon wilderness, wildlife crime fighters face a daunting task

There is growing need to patrol this wildlife-rich expanse, but resources are scant.

The Nutzotin Mountains in Alaska and the Yukon dominate this boreal scene in the continent's northern reaches, not far from the Alcan-Beaver Creek border crossing into the Yukon, one of five linking Alaska and Canada. Replete with wildlife, this immense territory is tough to steward.
Photograph by Kevin Smith, Alaska Stock/Alamy

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