Wildlife

Rare Frigate Bird Flies Thousands of Miles across Asia in Search of Food
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

A Christmas Island frigate bird named Lydia recently made a nonstop journey of just over 26 days and covering nearly 2,500 miles in search of food for her baby.

Study is First on Menopause in Gorillas
December 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press

Jenny, Shamba, Timbo, Beta and Elaine are zoo gorillas, but they have something in common with millions of women: They have undergone menopause.

EU States Face Legal Action over Whales, Dolphins
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Darren Ennis, Reuters

EU member states must do more to protect their dolphins, whales and porpoises from dangers like pollution and illegal fishing or face legal action.

Scores of Pilot Whales Stranded on New Zealand Beach
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rescuers struggled Wednesday to free more than 100 pilot whales beached on New Zealand's South Island but at least 19 have died, officials said.

EU Fisheries Ministers open Bartering Session over Ever-Dwindling Fish Quotas
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Raf Casert, Associated Press

European Union fisheries ministers opened their annual bartering session on fish quotas Tuesday, balancing the threat of rapidly shrinking stocks with the economic challenges facing fishermen.

South Asian Experts Vow To Protect Endangered Elephants
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Nazimuddin Shaymol, Reuters

Asian elephant numbers are falling because of deforestation, road-building and expansion of farmlands and plans to protect remaining populations are crucial.

Periwinkle Snails Harming Louisiana Marshes
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Having suffered the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in August, Louisiana's dwindling coastline must deal with another nemesis: the marble-sized periwinkle snail.

Mexico Releases Cattle-Killing Jaguar into the Jungle
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Ioan Grillo, Associated Press

A jaguar captured in 2004 after killing nearly 60 cows and sheep ran to freedom in the jungles of southern Mexico on Saturday.

Green Groups Sue U.S. To Protect Polar Bears
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Three environmental groups are suing the U.S. government to force consideration of whether polar bears are a threatened species.

Mexican Park Rangers Defend Monarch Butterflies from Loggers
December 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Ioan Grillo, Associated Press

Last season, 22 million monarchs reached the park, an 80 percent drop from the previous year, prompting the Mexican government to set up a special police force.

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