Wildlife

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.

River Algae Prompts Concern for Trout
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Waterway experts say an invasive algae is spreading in Arkansas, and the growth is thriving in one of the state's top trout fishing waterways.

Brazil State to Cull Cattle for Foot and Mouth
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Brazil's southern farming state of Parana said it will begin culling cattle on Wednesday in areas infected with foot and mouth disease, over four months after the first outbreak was suspected in the state.

New Animal Resembling Furry Lobster Found
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A team of American-led divers has discovered a new crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster and is covered with what looks like silky, blond fur, French researchers said Tuesday.

Biologists, Amateurs Search for Woodpecker
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists and amateurs toting some of the fanciest gear in Congaree National Park are trying to find the rarest of woodpeckers among some of the nation's tallest and oldest trees.

Dalai Lama Offers Lifeline to Indian Tiger
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Simon Denyer, Reuters

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, has thrown a lifeline to India's dwindling tiger population after an emotional appeal to outlaw the trade in animal skins provoked an extraordinary reaction in his homeland.

Termites Knocked Down, But Not Out, in New Orleans
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Russell McCulley, Reuters

An emptied New Orleans is seeing the return of one long-time resident it could do without: the termite.

Officials Try Insect to Save Hawaii Tree
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

State officials are hoping to save Hawaii's native wiliwili tree with a bug found in eastern Africa.

Yellowstone Bison Numbers Down Sharply
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

A Yellowstone National Park spokesman has attributed the recent sharp decline in bison numbers there to the hundreds captured and sent to slaughter and to normal winter deaths.

Researchers Work to Save Gooney Birds
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A pack of 10 gooney bird chicks flew into Kauai Friday -- on a chartered plane. Japanese researchers are set to raise the wild birds and thus get a leg up on saving their country's own endangered golden gooney.

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