Wildlife

Baby Rhino Tracks in Malaysia Raise Hopes
June 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rangers sighted tracks of a baby Sumatran rhino in the heart of Borneo's jungles, raising hopes for the survival of a species pushed to the brink of extinction by poaching and habitat destruction, conservationists said.

Scores of Dead Birds Wash up Along California Beach
June 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Rescuers with the International Bird Rescue Research Center in San Pedro collected the bodies of about 200 Caspian and elegant terns -- all of them babies -- after getting calls from lifeguards at a beach near Los Angeles.

U.S. Group Launches Effort to Establish Wildlife Reserves in Afghanistan
June 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

A conservation group said Thursday it is launching an effort to establish wildlife reserves in war-torn Afghanistan, where conservationist efforts have largely been sidelined by the government's long-running battle with the Taliban.

Guyana Sets Up Fishing Restrictions to Help Endangered Sea Turtles
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Guyana has banned fishermen from spreading large nets off its northeastern coastline after more than two dozen dead sea turtles washed up on beaches, officials said Tuesday.

Big Bats Show Puzzling Fondness for Small Places
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

The startled bats resemble a flock of demonic ravens as they take to the sky, their huge wings spreading over the green canopy of the forest. With wingspans of about 3.3 feet or more, the bats are surprisingly big but their chosen home is small.

Navy to Use Sonar That May Affect Whales
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press

Federal regulators granted the Navy a permit Tuesday to use sonar in a maritime exercise despite environmentalists' concerns it could disturb or even kill whales and dolphins.

New Color-Changing Snake Found in Borneo, WWF Says
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Biologists working in the forests of Borneo have found a previously unknown type of snake which can change its colour spontaneously like a chameleon, the environmental body WWF said on Tuesday.

Baby Pelicans Starving Along California Coast
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press

Scores of starving baby pelicans -- emaciated, cold and too weak to fly -- are washing up on California beaches in disturbing numbers this spring.

Boat Speed Limit Proposed to Save Whales
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Brandie M. Jefferson, Associated Press

A federal agency wants to set a speed limit for boats along stretches of the East Coast to help protect endangered whales from deadly collisions.

Harriet, 176-Year-Old Giant Tortoise, Dies
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 176-year-old tortoise believed to be one of the world's oldest living creatures has died in an Australian zoo. She was reputed to have been one of three tortoises taken from the Galapagos Islands by Charles Darwin in 1835.

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