MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — You’ll be able to pay more for a new critical habitat license plate in Minnesota.

The money raised will go to help pay for research into why the moose population is declining.

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It’s a partnership between the DNR and a conservation group focused on keeping moose in Minnesota’s landscape.

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Sales of the new moose plate started Aug. 1, and they feature the artwork of wildlife artist Les Kouba.

Car owners pay a minimum of $30 extra for the special plates.

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It’s the eighth critical habitat license plate available in Minnesota.