Wildlife

Expert Blames Dog Disease for Wolf Decline
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Most of the gray wolf pups born in Yellowstone National Park last year have died, a federal wolf expert says, and he believes a dog disease -- parvo virus -- may be behind the dramatic loss.

Idaho Wants to Use Copters to Track Wolves
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - John Miller, Associated Press

Idaho wants federal permission to put radio collars on wolves that have roamed the remote mountain region since their 1995 reintroduction.

U.N. Moves To Block 2006 Caspian Sea Caviar Exports
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Richard Waddington, Reuters

The U.N. has effectively blocked caviar exports until producer countries gives better information on stock levels and illegal sales of the highly prized delicacy.

Forest Fires Ravage Rare Species in New Caledonia, Worry Environmentalists
January 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fires whipping through rainforests in New Caledonia are wiping out rare plant species and overwhelming firefighters, and environmental groups and local leaders appealed Tuesday for help.

Fictional King Kong Mirrors Odd Island Facts
January 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

King Kong may be a far-fetched creation of Hollywood but scientists say the big ape has some basis in biological fact: Animals on islands often evolve into gigantic versions of their mainland kin.

Conservation Officers Shoot Whales after New Zealand South Island Stranding
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife officers shot 41 pilot whales that beached on New Zealand's South Island, the Department of Conservation said.

New Orleans Aquarium Restocking after Huge Hurricane Losses
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Sharon Cohen, Associated Press

Like New Orleans itself, the aquarium is now on a long road back. And like the city, the revival will depend, in part, on hardy holdouts and returning evacuees, some still living far away.

Tiny American Pika Seen Headed toward Extinction
January 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Human activity and climate change may be pushing the tiny American pika toward extinction in the mountains of western North America.

Rare Seabirds Being Spotted in California
December 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists are stumped about why thousands of rare seabirds are suddenly being spotted on land in Northern California.

Experts Say British Ladybugs in Danger
December 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Rashi Khilnani, Associated Press

British ladybugs are in danger of being overrun by insects from Central and Southeast Asia that are encroaching on their food supply, experts said.

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