Wildlife

Mediterranean Countries Agree on Measures to Protect Dwindling Fish Stocks
January 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Ariel David, Associated Press

Twenty-four nations whose fishing fleets ply the Mediterranean have pledged to help dwindling stocks with measures including nets that allow young fish to escape, a U.N. food agency said Tuesday.

Scientists Try to Save Rarest Creatures in the World
January 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

Scientists launched a bid on Tuesday to save some of the world's rarest and most neglected creatures from extinction. With an initial list of just 10, the programme will give last ditch conservation aid where to date there has been little or none.

U.S. Firefighters to Help Hard-Pressed Australians
January 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters

U.S. firefighters will help Australian crews tackle fierce bushfires advancing on towns in the country's southeast that have already blackened an area larger than Lebanon.

U.S., Canada Weigh Great Lakes Cleanup
January 14, 2007 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

When Canada and the United States approved the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement in 1972, the running joke in Cleveland was that anyone unlucky enough to fall into the Cuyahoga River would decay rather than drown.

Idaho Governor Calls for Gray Wolf Kill
January 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Jesse Harlan Alderman, Associated Press

Idaho's governor said Thursday he will support public hunts to kill all but 100 of the state's gray wolves after the federal government strips them of protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Turtle Thought Extinct Found in Thailand
January 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Thai villagers have caught a river terrapin turtle that was thought to be extinct in the country, a leading conservation group said Wednesday.

China to Give Hong Kong Pandas to Mark Ten Years of Home Rule
January 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

China is to donate a second pair of pandas to Hong Kong to mark the 10th anniversary of the former British colony's return to Chinese rule, the State Forestry Administration said on Wednesday.

Rampant Gold Mining Polluting Huge Tiger Reserve in Myanmar
January 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

The military junta is allowing gold mines to pollute the world's largest wild tiger reserve in northwest Myanmar, and has promoted development that is destroying ethnic Kachin communities, a report released Wednesday alleges.

EU, Indonesia Target Illegal Logging Pact
January 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

The European Union and Indonesia, home to most of the world's orangutans, have agreed to negotiate a pact aimed at helping stop illegal logging which is threatening their habitat, the EU said on Tuesday.

Villagers, Elephants Fight for Right to Life in India
January 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Bappa Majumdar, Reuters

When a herd of wild elephants rampaged through a school kitchen in India's West Bengal state, gobbling up rice and lentils, seven-year-old Suman Bera and classmates were left without lunch -- and lessons.

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