Guyana Sets Up Fishing Restrictions to Help Endangered Sea Turtles
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Guyana has banned fishermen from spreading large nets off its northeastern coastline after more than two dozen dead sea turtles washed up on beaches, officials said Tuesday.

Big Bats Show Puzzling Fondness for Small Places
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

The startled bats resemble a flock of demonic ravens as they take to the sky, their huge wings spreading over the green canopy of the forest. With wingspans of about 3.3 feet or more, the bats are surprisingly big but their chosen home is small.

Navy to Use Sonar That May Affect Whales
June 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press

Federal regulators granted the Navy a permit Tuesday to use sonar in a maritime exercise despite environmentalists' concerns it could disturb or even kill whales and dolphins.

New Color-Changing Snake Found in Borneo, WWF Says
June 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Biologists working in the forests of Borneo have found a previously unknown type of snake which can change its colour spontaneously like a chameleon, the environmental body WWF said on Tuesday.

Baby Pelicans Starving Along California Coast
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press

Scores of starving baby pelicans -- emaciated, cold and too weak to fly -- are washing up on California beaches in disturbing numbers this spring.

Boat Speed Limit Proposed to Save Whales
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Brandie M. Jefferson, Associated Press

A federal agency wants to set a speed limit for boats along stretches of the East Coast to help protect endangered whales from deadly collisions.

Harriet, 176-Year-Old Giant Tortoise, Dies
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 176-year-old tortoise believed to be one of the world's oldest living creatures has died in an Australian zoo. She was reputed to have been one of three tortoises taken from the Galapagos Islands by Charles Darwin in 1835.

Possibly Intoxicated Pelican Runs into Windshield
June 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A California brown pelican flew through the windshield of a car on the Pacific Coast Highway on Thursday, and wildlife officials said the bird was probably intoxicated by a chemical in the water.

Wind Farm Kills Nine Eagles in Norway
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Windmills have killed nine eagles in less than a year at a key breeding site in Norway, showing that governments should be more cautious in picking where to set up turbines, a conservation group said on Friday.

Primatologists Aim to Ape Bird Watchers
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

With time running out for many wild primates, one field biologist is attempting to help save them by aping the online success of bird watchers.

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