Wildlife

Yellowstone Park Grizzlies No Longer Endangered
March 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckeman, Reuters

Grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area no longer need the protections of the federal Endangered Species Act to ensure their survival, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Famous Mexican Wrestler Picks a New Fight, for Baja California Environment
March 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Luis Perez, Associated Press

Mexican wrestling star El Hijo del Santo was picking a new fight on Wednesday, on behalf of Baja California state's environment. Working with the environmental nonprofit group Wildcoast, the masked professional wrestler toured the Tijuana slum of Canyon de los Laureles.

WWF Says Australian Barrier Reef Faces Chemical Threat
March 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters

Australia's Great Barrier Reef, already threatened by climate change, faces a new danger from farm chemical run-off which may accelerate its destruction, environmentalists said on Thursday.

Alaska Wolf-Control Program Offers Cash to Hunters
March 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Hunters will now get cash and other incentives to kill wolves under Alaska's predator-control program that aims to protect moose populations, state officials said Wednesday.

Flowers, Animals Signal Spring Arrived Long Ago
March 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Early flowers, migrating swallows and sleepless bears are among signs that spring has arrived long ago in the northern hemisphere even as a record mild winter formally ends on Tuesday with a rare chill.

American Croc No Longer Near Extinction
March 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declassified the American crocodile as an endangered species Tuesday, saying the animal has rebounded from the edge of extinction.

Wolf Population Grows in Three States
March 21, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The number of wolves in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming continues to grow, with at least 1,300 in the three states at the end of 2006, federal officials say. There are at least 316 wolves in Montana, 311 in Wyoming and 673 in Idaho, according to the 2006 federal report.

Nuthatches Seem to Understand Chickadee
March 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Nuthatches appear to have learned to understand a foreign language -- chickadee. It's not unusual for one animal to react to the alarm call of another, but nuthatches seem to go beyond that -- interpreting the type of alarm and what sort of predator poses a threat.

Bush Administration Looks at Climate Impact on Animals
March 19, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

he Bush administration will examine whether a growing number of species, including polar bears affected by thinning sea ice, are at risk from global warming and need federal protection, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said Friday.

Young Poles Battle Government over Swampland
March 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Monika Filipiuk, Reuters

Scores of young activists camped in a remote peat bog in the northeast of Poland last month and threatened to chain themselves to trees to stop bulldozers clearing land for a highway.

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