Ecosystems

Nicaragua Enticing Budget Travelers and Real Estate Developers
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Doreen Hemlock, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

To the south, Costa Rica is known for its ecotourism. Farther north, Guatemala beckons with Mayan treasures and indigenous cultures. Now, Nicaragua is making a name as a Central American travel destination, too, welcoming guests to its beaches, Spanish colonial cities and other attractions.

Arctic Leaders Appeal Over Global Warming
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Constant Brand, Associated Press

Indigenous leaders from Arctic regions around the world called on the European Union on Tuesday to do more to fight global warming and to consider giving aid to their peoples.

Canada Says Seal Population Growing Despite Hunt
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Canada's harp seal population is growing despite a seasonal hunt off the East Coast that has killed 975,000 young animals over the past three years, officials said Tuesday.

Efforts to Protect Shorebird Continue
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Federal biologists are reviewing a Pennsylvania woman's petition to have a migratory shorebird that makes annual stops in Delaware listed as a threatened or endangered species.

India to Set up Home for Tigers
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Tigers of the Sunderbans Forest in eastern India can rest easy after a news report Monday said the state government is setting up an old age home for them.

Brazil Losing Fight to Save the Amazon
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Maria Pia Palermo, Reuters

In the heart of what is known in Brazil's Amazon as the "arc of deforestation" it is clear that the fight to save the jungle is being lost.

Farallon Islands Form Teeming Wildlife Haven West of San Francisco
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Less than 30 miles from San Francisco, an archipelago of rocky islands rises out of the Pacific Ocean, forming a largely undisturbed wildlife haven that biologists call California's Galapagos.

Jordan, Israel, Palestinians Agree on Action to Save Shrinking Dead Sea
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Shafika Mattar, Associated Press

Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians agreed Sunday to go ahead with a three-year feasibility study to save the Dead Sea, whose constant evaporation will lead to its complete disappearance in five decades, experts say.

Advisory Group Recommends Five-Year Ban on Harvesting Black Coral
May 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

A scientific advisory group has recommended a five-year ban on harvesting black coral in the waters around Hawaii because younger populations of the popular jewelry source are declining.

Worldwide Coastal Cleanup Bags 4,000 Tons of Debris
May 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

Cigarettes and food wrappers were the most common types of trash plucked from beaches in a worldwide coastal cleanup last year, statistics show.

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