Wildlife

Southeast Asia Plans Wildlife Crime-Busting Units
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler, Reuters

Special wildlife crime-busting units will form the core of Southeast Asia's first coordinated effort against the multi-billion-dollar illegal trade in animals and plants, officials said on Thursday.

India Bans Drug Threatening to Wipe out Vultures
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

India has banned the production and sale of an anti-inflammatory drug used in cattle that is poisoning the country's vultures one step up the food chain.

UConn Scientists Probe Sea Squirt Invasion
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A blob-like creature is invading Long Island Sound and posing a threat to its lobsters and other shellfish, University of Connecticut scientists say.

Cape Baboons: Hairy, Hungry and in the House
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Anton Ferreira, Reuters

Unruly gangs are raiding the expensive homes that line the spectacular coast of South Africa's Cape Peninsula, clearing out pantries, emptying fridges and defecating on the designer furnishings.

Feds Reject Petition to List Spotted Owl
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday rejected a petition to list the California spotted owl under the Endangered Species Act, saying the population is stable and programs that prevent forest wildfires will allow it to thrive.

First Bavarian Bear in 170 Years Returns to Austria
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The first wild bear seen in Bavaria in 170 years is believed to have returned to Austria after authorities gave hunters the green light to shoot the rampaging beast, the state's ministry said on Tuesday.

Rocky Mountain Elk Plan May Cost $18 Million
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 20-year plan to thin the burgeoning elk herd in Rocky Mountain National Park could cost $18 million to kill some animals and disperse others, park officials said.

Japanese Whaling Fleet Departing on Four-Month Expedition
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A fleet of four ships was set Tuesday to depart on a four-month expedition to hunt whales for Japan's controversial research whaling program.

China Rare-Tiger Center Expects 100 Births
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than 100 Siberian tigers, one of the rarest animals, are expected to be born this year at a breeding center in China's northeast, an official said Monday.

Expert Sees Bird Flu Not Reaching U.S. Soon
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Nao Nakanishi, Reuters

Sick poultry and infected people, rather than migratory birds, are more likely to bring the H5N1 bird flu virus into the United States, although that was unlikely to happen soon, a leading virologist said.

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