The agency looks to the public for help locating nine fugitives suspected of committing serious environmental crimes.
The country hopes the move will convince international opponents it is conducting genuine scientific research on expeditions in the region.
Police and fire officials are searching the area and an area of woodland had been roped off, local authorities say.
The legislation would ban keeping the pets at home or walking them in public.
Scientists believe they've achieved a breakthrough in combating the sexually-transmitted disease ravaging the native marsupial.
Only six of the creatures left, having been hunted by poachers in central and east Africa for their horns.
Procedure is world's first ever performed on such a bird of prey.
The Hine's emerald dragonfly is the only dragonfly on the federal endangered species list. Summer drivers kill about 3,300 of them each year.
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