Wildlife

Groups Hope to Expand Montana Bison Numbers
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Organizations working to build a bison population south of Malta say five of the 16 animals already placed there are pregnant, and there are plans to put at least 16 more bison on the land this fall.

Wildlife Biologists Warn on Feeding Deer
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Katharine Webster, Associated Press

Wildlife experts have long discouraged deer feeding, saying it makes the animals more vulnerable to disease, predators and fatal accidents. But their concerns have grown with the spread of chronic wasting disease

Hungry Michigan Wolves Turning on Each Other
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Gnawing leisurely on the remains of a moose carcass, the wolf pack's alpha male seemed unaware that mortal danger was coming ever closer.

Luna the Killer Whale Believed Killed
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Peggy Andersen, Associated Press

Luna, the juvenile killer whale from Washington state waters who got lost in Canada's Nootka Sound five years ago, apparently died when he was accidentally struck by a tugboat propeller, Canadian authorities said.

NOAA Fisheries Recommend Closing Salmon Fishing from California to Oregon
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Jackson Holtz, Associated Press

Federal fish managers are recommending not allowing salmon fishing from California to Oregon this season, after concerns that fewer mature chinook salmon are spawning to replace the fish that are dying off.

U.S. Government Declines to Protect Two Rare Plants in U.S. Virgin Islands
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. government has declined to give federal protection to two plants species found only in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Rat-Squirrel Not Extinct After All
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

It has the face of a rat and the tail of a skinny squirrel -- and scientists say this creature discovered living in central Laos is pretty special: It's a species believed to have been extinct for 11 million years.

Gray Wolf Numbers in Northern Rockies Up
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The number of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies has surpassed 1,000, a decade after wolves were reintroduced in and around Yellowstone National Park, a report released Thursday shows.

Bottom Trawling Banned in Some Waters
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

Federal fishery regulators imposed a permanent ban Wednesday on bottom trawl fishing in nearly 150,000 square miles of federal waters off the West Coast.

Senate Urged to Safeguard Species Act
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

As a Senate committee prepares to take up revisions to the Endangered Species Act, nearly 6,000 biologists from around the country signed a letter Wednesday urging senators to preserve scientific protections in the landmark law.

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