Wildlife

EU Plans Temporary Import Ban of Pet Birds
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Smith, Reuters

EU veterinary experts will soon discuss plans to ban imports of live captive and pet birds, another measure to prevent the spread of bird flu within the European Union, the EU's health chief said on Monday.

Study Says Commercial Fishing Threatens Species in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Commercial fishing has sharply depleted numbers of several species in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and threatens the health of the pristine island chain's ecosystem, according to a private study released Monday.

Conservation Groups Applaud European Decision to Ban Import of Wild Birds
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

In a move welcomed by conservation and animal welfare groups, the European Commission today temporarily banned the import of all live wild birds into Europe.

Group Tracks Cougar Population in Midwest
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Suhr, Associated Press

Kenny Tharp was hunting deer near the Mississippi River last season when he spotted something curled beneath a pine tree that he just couldn't believe: the body of a 98-pound cougar.

Suriname Denies UK Bird Flu Parrot Infected There
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Ank Kuipers, Reuters

A parrot from Suriname that was infected with bird flu and died in quarantine in Britain, did not contract the disease in the South American country, a Suriname government official said Saturday.

U.S. Menus, Romans May Aid Future Fish Stocks
October 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Americans scorned lobster until the 1880s while the ancient Romans loved fish so much that their catches depleted the Mediterranean, according to a study that may give clues about how to restore damaged world fish stocks.

Idaho, Montana Back Proposal To Remove Wolves from Endangered Species List
October 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Miller, Associated Press

The governors of Idaho and Montana are touting a new proposal to drop gray wolves from the endangered species list, suggesting the federal government change the way it removes protection for animals whose populations have recovered.

Scientists Study Gorilla Who Uses Tools
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Anjan Sundaram, Associated Press

A young gorilla in a Congo sanctuary is smashing palm nuts between two rocks to extract oil, surprising and intriguing scientists who say they have much to learn about what gorillas can do -- and about what it says about evolution.

New Species of Flying Reptile Named for Fang Teeth
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A new species of flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago has been named for its fang-like teeth, British scientists said on Tuesday.

Cameroon Bids To Win Back Apes from South Africa Zoo
October 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Tansa Musa, Reuters

Cameroon is launching a bid to negotiate the return of four endangered gorillas whose fate has infuriated wildlife protection groups since the animals were smuggled via Malaysia to a South African zoo.

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