Wildlife

Judge Stops U.S. Navy Using Sonar off Hawaii
July 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Kristin Roberts, Reuters

A federal judge Monday issued a temporary restraining order to stop the U.S. Navy using sonar during training near Hawaii because it might hurt or even kill whales and other marine mammals.

New Delhi Hospital Cares for Injured Birds
July 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Nirmala George, Associated Press

In the honking chaos of Delhi's old city, surrounded by bustling streets and crowded alleys teeming with people, hand-pulled carts and motorized rickshaws spewing exhaust, sits a little haven where sparrows chirp, pigeons coo and peacocks scream.

Pentagon Exempts Navy from Whale Protection Law
July 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Kristin Roberts, Reuters

The Pentagon Friday exempted the Navy for six months from a law protecting whales and other marine mammals, a move that may allow planned naval exercises using military sonar to proceed despite a lawsuit.

Groups Sue to Stop Navy From Using Sonar
June 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Environmental groups sued the federal government Wednesday to prevent the Navy from using active sonar during drills off Hawaii next month, saying the sound could harm whales and other marine mammals.

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.

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