Wildlife

Warming Probably Not Killing Arizona Frogs
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Arizona researchers say that a fungal disease killing off frogs in the state probably isn't being triggered by global warming.

Research Site Full of Yellowstone Bison
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

A research site north of Yellowstone National Park has filled to capacity with young bison that will be used in studying whether brucellosis-free herds can be produced from quarantine.

U.S. Indicts 11 Environmental, Animal Activists
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Eleven environmental and animal rights activists have been indicted in a series of attacks in the U.S. West on targets that included the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, the Justice Department said Friday.

Houdini the Leopard Has No More Secrets
January 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Anton Ferreira, Reuters

Using old-fashioned sheep dogs and high-tech collars, conservationists in South Africa's Cederberg mountains are trying to make peace between livestock farmers and the region's last leopards.

Japan Grapples with Invasion of Giant Jellyfish
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Isabel Reynolds, Reuters

A slimy jellyfish weighing as much as a sumo wrestler has Japan's fishing industry in the grip of its poisonous tentacles.

El Salvador Studies Mystery Deaths of Rare Turtles
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

More than 100 rare sea turtles have washed up dead on Pacific beaches in El Salvador this month, and scientists said they were struggling for an explanation.

South African Environment Minister Holds More Talks about Elephant Culling
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Clare Nullis, Associated Press

Ten elephant experts met Wednesday with South Africa's environment minister to discuss proposals to end a 10-year ban on culling the mighty mammals, which are one of the country's top tourist attractions but are threatening the delicate balance of nature.

Judge Rules Alaskan Wolf-Killing Program Illegal
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

A judge declared illegal Tuesday Alaska's controversial program of shooting wolves from the air to boost the population of moose and other game, prompting state officials to suspend the policy.

New Animal Species Found in California Caves
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

Twenty-seven previously unknown species of spiders, centipedes, scorpion-like creatures and other animals have been discovered in the dark, damp caves beneath two national parks in the Sierra Nevada.

Experts to Search Bangladesh for Sandpiper
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Parveen Ahmed, Associated Press

A team of international bird experts will begin surveying the Bangladeshi coast Tuesday in search of the endangered spoon-billed sandpiper, whose population they believe has dwindled to just 350 pairs.

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