Wildlife

Admiral Seeks Agreement Over Whales, Sonar
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

The Navy asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block a court order that prevents it from using active sonar during its war-game exercises off Hawaii, an environmental group said.

Most Endangered Whale Gets Protection
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Thousands of square miles off Alaska have been designated as critical habitat for North Pacific right whales, considered the most endangered whale in the world.

Canada, Mexico, U.S. Agree to Protect Butterflies
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Wildlife officials in Mexico, the United States and Canada have agreed to work together to protect the Monarch butterfly, which makes a spectacular migration every year from Canada to Mexico.

Conservation Group Warns Tuna Threatened
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Bluefin tuna risk being fished to extinction in the North East Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, a conservation group warned Wednesday, appealing for an immediate ban on catches of the highly prized fish.

Bushmeat Sold in Secret European, U.S. Markets
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Meat from wild animals including primates is being sold in clandestine markets in North America and Europe, according to scientists on Wednesday.

Fossil Fuels Said to Damage Ocean Life
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Corals and other marine creatures are threatened by chemical changes in the ocean caused by the carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels, a panel of scientists warned Wednesday.

Navy to Use Passive Sonar in Exercise
July 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Navy said it will rely on a different type of sonar during exercises off of Hawaii after environmentalists won a temporary restraining order stopping the service from using a high-intensity sonar that could harm marine mammals.

Bald Eagles Recovering Across the Country
July 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Cowden, Associated Press

When Pennsylvania officials began a campaign in 1983 to re-establish the state's bald eagle population, only three pairs of the birds and 12 eaglets remained here. Now there are more than 100 bald eagle nests in the state for the first time in over a century.

Judge Stops U.S. Navy Using Sonar off Hawaii
July 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Kristin Roberts, Reuters

A federal judge Monday issued a temporary restraining order to stop the U.S. Navy using sonar during training near Hawaii because it might hurt or even kill whales and other marine mammals.

New Delhi Hospital Cares for Injured Birds
July 3, 2006 12:00 AM - Nirmala George, Associated Press

In the honking chaos of Delhi's old city, surrounded by bustling streets and crowded alleys teeming with people, hand-pulled carts and motorized rickshaws spewing exhaust, sits a little haven where sparrows chirp, pigeons coo and peacocks scream.

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