Wildlife

Feds Deny Wyoming Petition to Delist Wolves
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has denied a petition from the state of Wyoming that had asked to remove the gray wolf population in the northern Rocky Mountains from the federal list of threatened and endangered species.

Last Bald Eagle Released in Vermont Program
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Wilson Ring, Associated Press

The last bald eagle that was part of a program to bring the national symbol back to Vermont was set free Monday when the doors of the box where it had lived for the last two months were opened by biologists.

New Zealand Lawmaker to Take Japan Envoy on Whale-Watching Trip
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japan's ambassador will take a whale-watching tour in New Zealand this week, a government spokesman said Monday, as Tokyo tries to win international support for a resumption of commercial whaling.

Study Bolsters Protecting Jumping Mouse
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

A tiny mouse vying for survival in the Rocky Mountains may have gained an upper hand over Western developers.

Chinese Police Detains Smuggler of Panda Cub Fur
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese police have detained a man trying to sell the fur of a young panda -- seen as a national treasure in the country -- for about $30,000, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

Alaskan Fishermen Pull Up Slew of Squid
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

They're pink, slippery and decidedly not cute, especially if you are a pollock fisherman in the Bering Sea pulling up a slew of unusable squid this summer.

Warmer Waters Disrupt Pacific Food Chain
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press

The steep decline of one bird species for the second straight year has rekindled scientists' fears that global warming could be undermining the coastal food supply, threatening not just the Farallones but entire marine ecosystems.

Woodpecker Halts Arkansas Irrigation Project
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press

A federal judge halted a $320 million irrigation project Thursday for fear it could disturb the habitat of a woodpecker that may or may not be extinct.

Birdwatching Tourism Ready for Take-Off in Eritrea
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Harris, Reuters

Eritrea's diversity of forest, desert, mountain, and beach -- lying between 1,396 miles of Red Sea coastline and mountains thousands of feet high -- provide a rich variety for birdlife, experts say.

Scientists Want Global Body to Conserve Biodiversity
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Scientists warned on Wednesday that the world is on the brink of a major biodiversity crisis and called for the creation of an international body to advise governments on how to protect the planet's ecosystems.

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