Wildlife

Polar Bears, Hippos Added to Threatened Species
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters

Polar bears and hippos have joined the ranks of species threatened with extinction from climate change, unregulated hunting and other man-made dangers, a leading environmental agency said on Tuesday.

Wyoming Plans Another Ferret Release
May 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Encouraged by the successful reintroduction of black-footed ferrets into central Wyoming's Shirley Basin, state wildlife managers plan to release more ferrets into the same area.

China Releases Panda Into the Wild
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Audra Ang, Associated Press

China on Friday released a panda bred in captivity into the wild for the first time, and the animal scampered into a nearby bamboo forest where he will be monitored via satellite.

Federal Grants Fund Suburban Bobcats Study
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Wilson Ring, Associated Press

In Vermont, state wildlife biologist Mark Freeman and his colleague Olivia LeMaistre are trying to determine how a species that's typically wary of humans is faring as development expands into rural areas.

California Frog at Center of Protection Debate
May 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

The national debate over protecting fragile species comes to life here, where upscale housing developments push ever deeper into the rumpled blanket of grassy hills at the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay area.

Flock of Endangered Birds Found in Cambodia
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A flock of one of the world's most endangered birds -- the white-shouldered ibis -- has been discovered in a remote province in northeast Cambodia, a conservationist said Monday.

Israel to Join Anti-Whaling Coalition Alongside U.S., Australia
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Aron Heller, Associated Press

Israel has decided to join the coalition of anti-whaling nations that oppose motions to increase whale hunting quotas, the Foreign Ministry and U.S. Embassy confirmed Thursday.

Parasite Seen as Likely Cause of Starfish Kill North of Vancouver
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hundreds of starfish have been found dead on a beach on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, and a scientist says a nonnative parasite is likely to blame.

NASA Rounds up Roadkill for Shuttle Safety
April 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Irene Klotz, Reuters

NASA has set up what it calls a "road kill posse" to quickly clear as many carcasses as possible from the 6,000-acre site, in hopes of encouraging the vulture population to relocate by cutting off its food supply.

California Seal Pups Beat Kids in Battle over Beach
April 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Sarah Tippit, Reuters

A school of about 200 harbor seals has emerged victorious in the battle between those who want to protect one of California's top seal-spotting places and those who cherish the "Children's Pool," a cove built 70 years ago to give tots a safe place to swim.

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