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U.S. DEVISES PLAN TO SAVE RARE CACTUS

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A federal plan to save a rare cactus that grows in Utah and Colorado includes a crackdown on professional and amateur growers who have been digging up the plants for private collections.

The plan calls for increased monitoring by the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management and local law enforcement officers.It also encourages the service to work with cactus horticulturists.