Wildlife

Tearful Bardot Begs Canada to Scrap Seal Hunt
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

French film star turned animal rights campaigner Brigitte Bardot tearfully begged Canada Wednesday to stop the annual harp seal hunt, during which about 325,000 young seal pups will be shot or beaten to death.

Group Backs Grizzlies on Endangered List
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

More than 250 scientists and researchers have signed a letter protesting a federal proposal to no longer protect grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area under the Endangered Species Act.

Humans Spur Worst Extinctions Since Dinosaurs
March 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Humans are responsible for the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs and must make unprecedented extra efforts to reach a goal of slowing losses by 2010, a U.N. report said on Monday.

Eagle Lays First Egg in 50 Yrs on Santa Cruz
March 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

For the first time in more than 50 years, an eagle has laid an egg in a nest on Santa Cruz Island, wildlife biologists announced.

Great Lakes Gray Wolves No Longer Endangered
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Lisa Lambert, Reuters

The Interior Department Thursday proposed to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal list of endangered and threatened species.

Experts Argue Over Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Was it or was it not an ivory-billed woodpecker? Experts are still arguing a year later, while bird fanciers flock to the part of Arkansas where the bird in question was said to have been seen and heard.

Study Shows Wolverines Travel Hundreds of Miles
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A multiple-year study of wolverines by the Wildlife Conservation Society and state and federal agencies has found that the fierce, reclusive animals travel hundreds of miles.

Canada Sets Seal Hunt, Says Activists Mislead
March 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Randall Palmer, Reuters

Canada has said it would allow 325,000 young seals to be killed this year and accused activists of misleading the public in suggesting that white-coat baby animals were still being slaughtered.

U.N. Meeting to Try to Slow Species Loss
March 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A U.N. environmental meeting in Brazil from March 20-31 will review a world goal of slowing a drastic acceleration of the loss of animal and plant species by 2010.

India Takes on Poachers in Key Tiger Reserve
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Bappa Majumdar, Reuters

Authorities in eastern India have arrested 30 poachers in the world's largest tiger reserve this year against 40 caught in 2004 and 2005, officials said on Monday.

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