Wildlife

Professor Says Missouri Should Protect Caves
March 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Betsy Taylor, Associated Press

Save the caves? A Washington University professor in St. Louis warned Wednesday that Missouri, often called the Cave State, is losing too many of its caves to development.

Wetland Bird Rediscovered in Thailand
March 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

A wetland bird that eluded scientists for nearly 130 years has been rediscovered at a wastewater treatment plant in Thailand, Birdlife International announced Wednesday.

Puppy, Buried Alive, Highlights Pet Abuse in Chile
March 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Carolina Aliaga, Reuters

One recent summer's day, Ruth Moreno and her family were out walking in northern Chile when they came across an animal's snout sticking out of the ground, desperately sniffing for air.

Government Hears Concerns over Listing Polar Bears as Threatened Species
March 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Ann Sanner, Associated Press

Environmental activists, hunters and oil industry representatives spoke at a public hearing Monday night on whether the U.S. government should list polar bears as a threatened species. Some speakers said scientific evidence supports the listing and urged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to adopt protections so polar bears would be present for future generations.

Mexico Turns Blind Eye to Endangered Species Sales
March 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Gunther Hamm, Reuters

Fancy a pet jaguar cub? How about a rare parrot? The trade in wild animals in Mexico threatens some of the world's most exotic endangered species. At the Sonora Market, a bustling bazaar, traders illegally sell animals alongside exotic herbs and folk cures in the heart of Mexico City's often lawless center.

Rare Iranian Cheetahs Get Tracking Collars
March 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Scientists said Thursday they have for the first time collared a pair of Iran's rare cheetahs with tracking systems which they hope will provide invaluable insights into the movements and range of the highly endangered animals.

Science Team to Search Gulf of Mexico
March 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Graczyk, Associated Press

Famed undersea explorer Robert Ballard is leading a team of scientists heading into the Gulf of Mexico for a weeklong examination of Texas' ancient shoreline to see if anybody may have lived there.

Wildlife on the Ho Chi Minh Trail Is Making a Comeback
March 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Jerry Harmer, Associated Press

Four decades after U.S. warplanes plastered it with bombs, a remote corner of the old Ho Chi Minh Trail in Cambodia is making a comeback as a treasure trove of endangered wildlife.

Twenty New Ocean Species Found in Indonesia
March 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Twenty new species of sharks and rays have been discovered in Indonesia in a five-year survey of catches at local fish markets, Australian researchers said Wednesday.

Men Save Salamanders From Being Squished
March 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

While humans rush inside during cold, wet nights, salamanders find the weather a perfect time to go outside and look for a partner. And that's a problem for salamanders who live along busy 31st street and in the nearby Baker Wetlands in Lawrence, Kansas.

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