Wildlife

Group Offers $10K for Woodpecker Evidence
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Arkansas wildlife officials hope the offer of a $10,000 reward will help prove that the once-extinct ivory-billed woodpecker is living in the bayous of eastern Arkansas.

Japanese Whaling Communities on Front Lines of Campaign to Overturn Hunting Ban
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Miles Edelsten, Associated Press

Machetes in hand, two dozen rubber-booted workers hacked into the bloody carcass of a Baird's beaked whale as this small Japanese seaside community began its whaling season Wednesday with its first catch.

More Pandas in China Than First Thought
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

Scientists using DNA samples have doubled their estimates of the wild panda population in a nature sanctuary in China, a finding they say bodes well for the survival of the endangered species.

Catches of Ancient Fish off Africa Worry Greens
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Fishermen are netting a growing number of "fossil fish", a 400 million-year-old species, off Tanzania, suggesting trawling at greater depths as inshore fish stocks decline, a leading expert said.

Condors Seen at Risk for Lead Poisoning
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife officials laid traps for California condors to test for lead poisoning after many were spotted feeding on squirrels that had been shot.

Alaskan Eskimos Fear Whaling Future under Threat
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters

As mayor of Alaska's oil-rich North Slope Borough, Edward Itta understands that developing the region's energy resources can pay for better schools and much-needed infrastructure improvements.

Arkansas Researcher Says Some Bats Bounce Back
June 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of Arkansas researcher says efforts by conservation groups to protect bat caves have allowed endangered bat species in the United States to recover.

IWC Calls for Reduced Oil Industry Air Gun Impact
June 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An international whaling body Monday called for the oil and gas industry to find ways to reduce the impact on marine species of seismic air guns, which use noise loud enough to cross entire oceans in the search for oil.

Conference Studies How to Make Biodiversity Pay off for Africa
June 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Jerome Delay, Associated Press

Organized by Conservation International, a Washington-based environmental group, a five-day conference of more than 400 delegates will examine how to use Africa's unmatched biodiversity to ease poverty and lay a foundation for sustainable development.

Free Fish Program Stocks Private Ponds
June 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Blank, Associated Press

Missouri officials won't let you have the new adoptees without a home that is clean, stable and built to last -- but they'll look the other way if you decide to pierce and fillet them.

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