Wildlife

El Salvador Studies Mystery Deaths of Rare Turtles
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

More than 100 rare sea turtles have washed up dead on Pacific beaches in El Salvador this month, and scientists said they were struggling for an explanation.

South African Environment Minister Holds More Talks about Elephant Culling
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Clare Nullis, Associated Press

Ten elephant experts met Wednesday with South Africa's environment minister to discuss proposals to end a 10-year ban on culling the mighty mammals, which are one of the country's top tourist attractions but are threatening the delicate balance of nature.

Judge Rules Alaskan Wolf-Killing Program Illegal
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

A judge declared illegal Tuesday Alaska's controversial program of shooting wolves from the air to boost the population of moose and other game, prompting state officials to suspend the policy.

New Animal Species Found in California Caves
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

Twenty-seven previously unknown species of spiders, centipedes, scorpion-like creatures and other animals have been discovered in the dark, damp caves beneath two national parks in the Sierra Nevada.

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.

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