Wildlife

EU Pushes Through Tuna Catch Quota Cuts
November 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Raf Casert, Associated Press

The European Union forced through reductions in catch quotas for the threatened bluefin tuna, which produces one of the finest and most expensive fish dishes in the world, but was criticized for not backing bigger cuts, officials said Monday.

Forest Fragmentation Hurts Amazon Biodiversity
November 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Chopping up the dense forests of the Amazon lets hot winds blow in and around ancient trees, killing them off hundreds of years early, researchers reported Monday.

U.S. Trout Get Unlikely Boost from Dams
November 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

It looks like a perfect trout stream in autumn: clear, cold water gushing over rocks and through wooded hills shedding the last of their leaves.

Wildlife Under Pressure Find Second Chance
November 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Dozens of animals are being rescued, nursed back to health and given a home at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center, a kind of halfway house for animals in trouble -- wildlife under pressure on a continent where human encroachment and poachers' greed are pushing many species toward oblivion.

U.N. Drive for Ban on Ocean Bottom Trawling Fails
November 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Irwin Arieff, Reuters

U.N. negotiators failed to agree Thursday on a measure banning a fishing practice known as high-seas bottom trawling that environmentalists say chews up the ocean floor and depletes fish stocks.

Arctic Gull Reportedly Seen in California
November 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A small white gull with an ordinary name had bird watchers flocking to the Salton Sea for what they call a "mega-rarity."

Patrols in Tanzanian Park Slash Poaching, Scientists Say
November 24, 2006 12:00 AM - George Obulutsa, Reuters

Patrols in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park have cut poaching and increased the population of black rhinoceros, elephants and buffalo, a paper to be published on Friday in Science magazine shows.

Home-Bound Indonesia Orangutans Given VIP Welcome
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Telly Nathalia, Reuters

Forty eight orangutans rescued from a Thai amusement park were given a VIP reception on Wednesday hosted by Indonesia's first lady, Kristiani Yudhoyono, to mark the endangered apes return to home soil.

Brookfield Zoo Announces Birth of Okapi
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Brookfield Zoo announced this week the birth of a baby okapi -- an endangered African animal that looks as if it were put together by committee.

Rare Lion Cubs Poisoned to Save Costs
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Les Neuhaus, Associated Press

Rare Abyssinian lion cubs are being poisoned at a zoo in Ethiopia and sold to taxidermists because there isn't enough money to care for the animals, the facility's administrator said Wednesday.

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