Wildlife

U.S. Starts Debate on Allowing Grizzly Bear Hunting
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated a public debate Monday over its plan to lift federal protections from grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area.

Marine Water Invaders on Most Wanted List
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, Boston Globe

The sea slime alarm was sounded in 2002. Scientists discovered small, dense mats of a strange gooey creature on the ocean floor more than 100 miles offshore.

Expert Says Resources Needed for Montana Bears
January 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

A federal grizzly bear expert contends wildlife managers desperately need more resources to monitor the threatened bears in northwestern Montana.

Fishermen Say Chinook Salmon Are Smaller
January 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Talbot, Associated Press

Tanana fisherman Charlie Campbell doesn't need scientific studies or empirical data to prove Yukon River chinook salmon -- the mighty king of the species -- are getting smaller.

Conservationists Sue Over Nevada Butterfly
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Scott Sonner, Associated Press

Conservationists filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday, seeking federal protections for a rare Nevada butterfly against off-road vehicles at one of the largest sand dunes in the West.

India Begins Count of Threatened Tigers
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Krittivas Mukherjee, Reuters

Armed with radio collars and high-tech cameras, hundreds of wildlife experts fanned out across a vast mangrove in India's east on Thursday as part of the world's largest census of the endangered tiger.

Humans Display Their Stupid Side to Wildlife
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

A South African mugger fleeing the scene of his crime hid in a tiger enclosure, and paid a high price for his stupidity, underscoring one of nature's truisms: Humans do dumb things around wild animals.

Florida Manatee Deaths Jump 30 Percent in 2005
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press

Sweet Gum was fatally injured by a racing boater. Her calf, Rachel, was also killed by a boat near Lake Monroe, and so was her granddaughter, Ruby.

Expert Blames Dog Disease for Wolf Decline
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Most of the gray wolf pups born in Yellowstone National Park last year have died, a federal wolf expert says, and he believes a dog disease -- parvo virus -- may be behind the dramatic loss.

Idaho Wants to Use Copters to Track Wolves
January 5, 2006 12:00 AM - John Miller, Associated Press

Idaho wants federal permission to put radio collars on wolves that have roamed the remote mountain region since their 1995 reintroduction.

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