Wildlife

Work Begins on Global Seed Bank on Arctic Island
June 19, 2006 12:00 AM - James Kilner, Reuters

Work began in the Arctic on Monday on building a global bank of crop seeds that scientists hope will prevent the extinction of unique species such as those lost in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Japan Wins Pro-Whaling Vote, First in Two Decades
June 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Christie, Reuters

Japan and other whaling nations Sunday for the first time in more than two decades got a whaling group to criticize a global whaling ban, signaling they might finally have the muscle to challenge the moratorium.

Fugitive Bear Hit by Car in Southern Germany
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A fugitive brown bear who has been wandering southern Germany and Austria was hit by a car but apparently not seriously hurt, an official with an environmental group said Thursday.

Whale Carcass Found in Central Alaska, 1,000 Miles from Its Ocean Habitat
June 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Scientists are mystified at the carcass of a young beluga whale found in a river in central Alaska, nearly 1,000 miles from its natural ocean habitat.

Elephants Drive Hundreds of Bangladeshis onto Boats
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Hundreds of villagers have taken refuge on boats in Bangladesh after their homes were destroyed by a herd of rampaging elephants, local officials said on Wednesday.

Chemicals Harming Polar Bears, Belugas, Seals
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Toxic chemicals are harming Arctic animals including polar bears, beluga whales, seals and seabirds, the environmental group WWF said on Thursday.

Greenpeace Ship Barred from Caribbean Whale Venue
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Christie, Reuters

A ship used by environmental group Greenpeace to confront Japanese whaling ships in the Southern Ocean has been refused permission to dock in the Caribbean island state of St. Kitts and Nevis, where a global whaling group will meet this week.

Conservationists Get Rare Glimpse of Borneo Rhino
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The first photograph of a member of a nearly extinct species of rhinoceros has been taken in the remote rainforests of Borneo, conservationists said on Wednesday.

South Carolina Scientists Find New Shark Species
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new genetically distinct species of hammerhead shark, the ninth recognized species of hammerhead, has been discovered off the South Carolina coast, scientists say.

Scientists Launch Project to Save Caspian Beluga
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Bagila Bukharbayeva, Associated Press

Three men struggle to lift a squirming, nearly 2-meter (6.5 foot) gray fish with a pointy nose and distinctive jagged spine and spill it into the green waters of the Caspian Sea.

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