Wildlife

Yellowstone Grizzlies May Lose Protection under Species Act
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

Hunters eventually could be allowed to kill grizzly bears in three states if the government is successful in removing federal protections.

Feds Agree To List Puget Sound Orcas as Endangered Species
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

In a victory for environmentalists, the federal government listed Puget Sound's killer whales as an endangered species Tuesday, giving the animals the highest protection available under the law.

Study Concludes More than 800 Species at Risk in California
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

More than 800 animal species in California are imperiled by development, pollution and recreational activities, a sobering assessment that should guide development throughout the nation's most populous state, according to a two-year government study.

In Coastal Battle of Wits Between Man and Otter, Man Concedes
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

To appease fishermen, Fish and Wildlife banned otters in 1987 from California waters south of Point Conception near Santa Barbara -- with one exception.

Montana Revives Bison Hunt after 15-Year Ban
November 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeffrey Hull, Reuters

Bison hunting, once commonplace in the American West until the species was nearly wiped out, resumed amid controversy in Montana Tuesday after a 15-year ban.

Feds to Take Bears Off Endangered List
November 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Grizzly bears in areas surrounding Yellowstone National Park would be removed from the endangered species list under a proposal to be announced next week, officials said last week.

Conservationists Creating Bison Preserve
November 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

When conservationists Curt Freese and Sean Gerrity look out on the rolling prairie of north-central Montana, they see grasslands largely unchanged by time or man -- the perfect place, they believe, for bison to roam again.

Eskimos Try New Explosive in Whale Kill
November 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Roseanne Pagano, Associated Press

A new explosive has begun to replace 19th century black powder as Alaska Natives seek more humane weaponry in the traditional hunt for bowhead whales.

Pandas Wed in the Heat, Rain of Thai Zoo
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Vorasit Satienlerk, Reuters

Two pandas were married by proxy in Thailand on Wednesday to mark the 28th birthday of their zoo and what officials hope is the start of their mating season.

Britain Trying to Save the Red Squirrel
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

British conservationists on Wednesday launched a campaign to save the country's native red squirrels against their disease-carrying, food-stealing and bigger grey cousins from North America.

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