Wildlife

Australia Lobbies Pacific Nations against Whaling
May 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Australia began a last-ditch attempt to lobby small Pacific Island nations to support whale conservation on Tuesday, warning that every vote at next month's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting would be crucial.

Judge Rules Sea Lion Research Violates Laws
May 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

A judge has ruled the federal government must halt studies of threatened and endangered Steller sea lions because it did not properly asses how certain research techniques might harm the animals.

Where the Buffalo Roam a Sore Topic in Montana
May 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

Buffalo once thundered across this vast river valley in southwest Montana but now the only evidence of the animal that symbolizes the untamed American West is its image on a national park sign.

Oxford University Wins Animal Rights Injunction
May 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Kate Holton, Reuters

Britain's Oxford University won a legal battle on Friday to increase the restrictions placed on animal rights activists who regularly demonstrate against its new research laboratory.

Alligators Abound During Annual Florida Count
May 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

To the unaided eye, the swamp seems to sleep at night. But hit it with a spotlight and alligators suddenly appear everywhere, their bulbous red eyes glowing on the water's black surface.

Southeast Asia Plans Wildlife Crime-Busting Units
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler, Reuters

Special wildlife crime-busting units will form the core of Southeast Asia's first coordinated effort against the multi-billion-dollar illegal trade in animals and plants, officials said on Thursday.

India Bans Drug Threatening to Wipe out Vultures
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

India has banned the production and sale of an anti-inflammatory drug used in cattle that is poisoning the country's vultures one step up the food chain.

UConn Scientists Probe Sea Squirt Invasion
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A blob-like creature is invading Long Island Sound and posing a threat to its lobsters and other shellfish, University of Connecticut scientists say.

Cape Baboons: Hairy, Hungry and in the House
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Anton Ferreira, Reuters

Unruly gangs are raiding the expensive homes that line the spectacular coast of South Africa's Cape Peninsula, clearing out pantries, emptying fridges and defecating on the designer furnishings.

Feds Reject Petition to List Spotted Owl
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday rejected a petition to list the California spotted owl under the Endangered Species Act, saying the population is stable and programs that prevent forest wildfires will allow it to thrive.

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