Wildlife

Socializing Helped Ebola Wipe Out Gorillas
July 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A 2004 outbreak of the Ebola virus, which also kills people, killed 97 percent of gorillas who lived in groups and 77 percent of solitary males, researchers reported Monday.

China Panda, Born to Be Wild, Coping Well
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's first captive-bred giant panda to be released into the wild has been coping well in bamboo forests in the country's southwest, state media said on Monday.

Fugitive Otter Recaptured after Month on the Run
July 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An escapee who had spent almost a month on the run, eating the finest food and frolicking in clear public sight on the beach of one of New Zealand's swankiest suburbs has been recaptured by desperate authorities.

Admiral Seeks Agreement Over Whales, Sonar
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

The Navy asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block a court order that prevents it from using active sonar during its war-game exercises off Hawaii, an environmental group said.

Most Endangered Whale Gets Protection
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Thousands of square miles off Alaska have been designated as critical habitat for North Pacific right whales, considered the most endangered whale in the world.

Canada, Mexico, U.S. Agree to Protect Butterflies
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Wildlife officials in Mexico, the United States and Canada have agreed to work together to protect the Monarch butterfly, which makes a spectacular migration every year from Canada to Mexico.

Conservation Group Warns Tuna Threatened
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Bluefin tuna risk being fished to extinction in the North East Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, a conservation group warned Wednesday, appealing for an immediate ban on catches of the highly prized fish.

Bushmeat Sold in Secret European, U.S. Markets
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Meat from wild animals including primates is being sold in clandestine markets in North America and Europe, according to scientists on Wednesday.

Fossil Fuels Said to Damage Ocean Life
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Corals and other marine creatures are threatened by chemical changes in the ocean caused by the carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels, a panel of scientists warned Wednesday.

Navy to Use Passive Sonar in Exercise
July 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Navy said it will rely on a different type of sonar during exercises off of Hawaii after environmentalists won a temporary restraining order stopping the service from using a high-intensity sonar that could harm marine mammals.

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