Wildlife

Experts to Search Bangladesh for Sandpiper
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Parveen Ahmed, Associated Press

A team of international bird experts will begin surveying the Bangladeshi coast Tuesday in search of the endangered spoon-billed sandpiper, whose population they believe has dwindled to just 350 pairs.

Endangered Whales Sighted off Texas Coast, Miles from Usual Winter Territory
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Two endangered whales were spotted in the Corpus Christi Bay, well outside their typical winter territory of Florida and Georgia, authorities said.

Canadian Beetle Infestation Worries U.S.
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Northwest loggers are worried British Columbia may be forced to harvest as much as 21 million acres of forests to stop the mountain pine beetle, flooding the market and driving down timber prices.

Conservationists Agree on Steps to Save African Lion
January 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Regional governments and conservationists have agreed on initial steps that need to be taken to save the African lion, which has been pushed to the brink of extinction throughout much of its range.

Activists Sue Over Connecticut Parakeet Removal
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An animal rights group said Friday that it filed a lawsuit against United Illuminating Co. seeking to stop any future removal of monk parakeet nests from utility poles.

Kenyan Official Says Lifting Ban on Sport Hunting Possible
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

An icon for animal welfare groups because of its ban on sport hunting since 1977, Kenya may lift the prohibition as part of a broader revamp of wildlife policies, a senior official said Friday.

World Wildlife Fund to Train Thousands of Gold Miners in Suriname to Protect Environment
January 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Arny Belfor, Associated Press

Climate-Change Fungus is Wiping out Frogs
January 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

An infectious fungus aggravated by global warming has killed entire populations of frogs in Central and South America and driven some species to extinction.

Zoos Part of U.S. Effort to Detect Avian Flu
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters

Breeding grounds in Alaska where migratory birds from Asia and North America mingle are a focus of a broadening U.S. bird flu detection effort that is enlisting American zoos as sentinels, experts said Tuesday.

Authorities Investigate the Death of Some 2,000 Chickens in Trinidad
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Loren Brown, Associated Press

Trinidad's health minister called for calm Tuesday after 2,000 chickens died at several farms on this Caribbean island in the past five days, insisting that he doubts bird flu was the cause.

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