Wildlife

Surge in U.S. Sea Lion Numbers Angers Fishermen
November 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Many fishermen in the U.S. Northwest are unhappy about a surge in sea lion numbers over the past 25 years. The animals are eating fish, including endangered Pacific salmon, and depleting catches.

U.S. Lawmakers Seek To Protect Animals from Coolant
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A proposal that would require industry to add an ingredient to automobile antifreeze to make it less tasty to animals cleared a key Senate committee Thursday.

Climate Change Threatens World Fish Stocks, WWF Says
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Climate change is warming oceans, rivers and lakes and threatening fish stocks already under pressure from overfishing, pollution and habitat loss, the environmentalist group WWF warned on Friday.

Chicken Killer Seeks Fast, Clean Cull in Asia
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Buckley, Reuters

Harm Kiezebrink, professional poultry exterminator, describes his work fighting bird flu like a tactician surveying a battle scene. "The danger isn't in the dead birds you find, the danger is if you ignore it," he said in an interview in Beijing. "I'm trying to avoid it jumping into the poultry industry."

Wildlife Group Takes on S. Africa Predator Breeders
November 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

An investigation has revealed the captive breeding of large predators in South Africa for "canned hunting" is widespread and poorly regulated, an animal welfare organisation said on Wednesday.

Yellowstone Grizzlies May Lose Protection under Species Act
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

Hunters eventually could be allowed to kill grizzly bears in three states if the government is successful in removing federal protections.

Feds Agree To List Puget Sound Orcas as Endangered Species
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

In a victory for environmentalists, the federal government listed Puget Sound's killer whales as an endangered species Tuesday, giving the animals the highest protection available under the law.

Study Concludes More than 800 Species at Risk in California
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

More than 800 animal species in California are imperiled by development, pollution and recreational activities, a sobering assessment that should guide development throughout the nation's most populous state, according to a two-year government study.

In Coastal Battle of Wits Between Man and Otter, Man Concedes
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

To appease fishermen, Fish and Wildlife banned otters in 1987 from California waters south of Point Conception near Santa Barbara -- with one exception.

Montana Revives Bison Hunt after 15-Year Ban
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Hull, Reuters

Bison hunting, once commonplace in the American West until the species was nearly wiped out, resumed amid controversy in Montana Tuesday after a 15-year ban.

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