Wildlife

EU Says Malaysia Must Focus More on Preserving Tribal People in Rainforests
December 14, 2006 12:00 AM - En-Lai Yeoh, Associated Press

Malaysia must focus more on preserving the tribal communities living in its rainforests than on sustainable logging, the EU's envoy to Malaysia has said.

Thousands of Ducks Mysteriously Dying in Idaho
December 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

Officials scrambled Wednesday to determine what has caused the deaths of thousands of mallard ducks in south-central Idaho near the Utah border.

Endangered Gorillas Prosper in Heart of Africa
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Marie-Louise Gumuchian, Reuters

A 2003 census showed a 17 percent increase from 1989 to 380 mountain gorillas living around the Virunga volcanoes in a series of three national parks. About 320 live in Bwindi.

Report Defends Experiments on Monkeys
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

There are strong scientific reasons for British scientists to continue research using monkeys in "carefully selected research problems," especially when it is the only way to save human lives, a committee of experts said Tuesday.

Search for Rare Dolphin Ends in Failure
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Charles Hutzler, Associated Press

An expedition searching for a rare Yangtze River dolphin ended Wednesday without a single sighting and with the team's leader saying one of the world's oldest species was effectively extinct.

Farm Sediment, Fertilizers Damaging Massive Coral Reef
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Karla Heusner Vernon, Associated Press

Fertilizer and sediment runoff from sugarcane, banana and pineapple plantations are threatening tourism by damaging a coral reef stretching along the Caribbean coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Forest Service Says No More Environmental Analysis of Forest Plans
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press

Long-term management plans for national forests will no longer go through a formal environmental impact statement, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday.

Experts Mull Plan to Save Red Squirrel
December 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Ben McConville, Associated Press

Like U.S. GIs during World War II, they're "oversexed and over here." The gray squirrel -- introduced to Britain from the United States in the 19th century -- is now overrunning the countryside, out-breeding and out-eating its smaller British cousin, the red squirrel.

Fishing Businesses Decry Large Mine Proposed for Alaska
December 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

A large mine in the heart of some of the best salmon and trout fishing in the world is a fly fisherman's worst nightmare, says an official of a trade association.

Colombia Restarts Coca Fumigation Near Ecuador
December 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Luis Jaime Acosta, Reuters

Colombia Monday resumed spraying herbicides on illegal crops used to make cocaine along the country's border with Ecuador, a move opposed by Ecuador's incoming president.

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