Wildlife

Alaskan Eskimos Fear Whaling Future under Threat
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters

As mayor of Alaska's oil-rich North Slope Borough, Edward Itta understands that developing the region's energy resources can pay for better schools and much-needed infrastructure improvements.

Arkansas Researcher Says Some Bats Bounce Back
June 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of Arkansas researcher says efforts by conservation groups to protect bat caves have allowed endangered bat species in the United States to recover.

IWC Calls for Reduced Oil Industry Air Gun Impact
June 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An international whaling body Monday called for the oil and gas industry to find ways to reduce the impact on marine species of seismic air guns, which use noise loud enough to cross entire oceans in the search for oil.

Conference Studies How to Make Biodiversity Pay off for Africa
June 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Jerome Delay, Associated Press

Organized by Conservation International, a Washington-based environmental group, a five-day conference of more than 400 delegates will examine how to use Africa's unmatched biodiversity to ease poverty and lay a foundation for sustainable development.

Free Fish Program Stocks Private Ponds
June 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Blank, Associated Press

Missouri officials won't let you have the new adoptees without a home that is clean, stable and built to last -- but they'll look the other way if you decide to pierce and fillet them.

India to Give Army Powers to Protect Wildlife
June 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalia, Reuters

India plans to enlist the army to help protect its threatened tiger population and other animals, giving soldiers the power to arrest or even shoot poachers, wildlife officials said on Monday.

Work Begins on Global Seed Bank on Arctic Island
June 19, 2006 12:00 AM - James Kilner, Reuters

Work began in the Arctic on Monday on building a global bank of crop seeds that scientists hope will prevent the extinction of unique species such as those lost in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Japan Wins Pro-Whaling Vote, First in Two Decades
June 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Christie, Reuters

Japan and other whaling nations Sunday for the first time in more than two decades got a whaling group to criticize a global whaling ban, signaling they might finally have the muscle to challenge the moratorium.

Fugitive Bear Hit by Car in Southern Germany
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A fugitive brown bear who has been wandering southern Germany and Austria was hit by a car but apparently not seriously hurt, an official with an environmental group said Thursday.

Whale Carcass Found in Central Alaska, 1,000 Miles from Its Ocean Habitat
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Scientists are mystified at the carcass of a young beluga whale found in a river in central Alaska, nearly 1,000 miles from its natural ocean habitat.

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