Wildlife

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.

Researchers Find Mother Squids Nurse Eggs
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers said they have uncovered evidence that some mother squids nurse their eggs for months after laying them.

Groups Sue to Protect Polar Bears
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Three environmental groups sued the federal government Thursday, seeking to protect polar bears from extinction because of disappearing Arctic sea ice.

Swamp Thing? No, a Woodpecker Researcher
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Nathan Banfield knew he looked like some swamp creature, in head-to-toe forest camouflage with all-over feathery fringe and a camo-mask that revealed nothing but his eyes.

Experts Say Arkansas Duck Numbers Down 50 Percent
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press

Drought conditions during the summer left Arkansas wetlands dry this winter, forcing a 50 percent decrease in the number of ducks statewide.

LA Zoo Elephants Need Three Times More Space, Report Says
December 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The three elephants at Los Angeles Zoo -- Gita, Ruby and Billy -- need three times more space than their current quarters but it comes with a price tag of $50 million.

Suit Challenges Salmon Listings in West
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

A California property rights group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Endangered Species Act listings for salmon in four Western states.

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