Wildlife

Experts Argue Over Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Was it or was it not an ivory-billed woodpecker? Experts are still arguing a year later, while bird fanciers flock to the part of Arkansas where the bird in question was said to have been seen and heard.

Study Shows Wolverines Travel Hundreds of Miles
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A multiple-year study of wolverines by the Wildlife Conservation Society and state and federal agencies has found that the fierce, reclusive animals travel hundreds of miles.

Canada Sets Seal Hunt, Says Activists Mislead
March 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Randall Palmer, Reuters

Canada has said it would allow 325,000 young seals to be killed this year and accused activists of misleading the public in suggesting that white-coat baby animals were still being slaughtered.

U.N. Meeting to Try to Slow Species Loss
March 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A U.N. environmental meeting in Brazil from March 20-31 will review a world goal of slowing a drastic acceleration of the loss of animal and plant species by 2010.

India Takes on Poachers in Key Tiger Reserve
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Bappa Majumdar, Reuters

Authorities in eastern India have arrested 30 poachers in the world's largest tiger reserve this year against 40 caught in 2004 and 2005, officials said on Monday.

Mango-Eating Asian Beetle Found in Florida
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A long-horned beetle that has decimated mango plantations in China was found for the first time in the United States at the Port of Miami aboard a freighter transporting cargo from Hong Kong.

Groups Hope to Expand Montana Bison Numbers
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Organizations working to build a bison population south of Malta say five of the 16 animals already placed there are pregnant, and there are plans to put at least 16 more bison on the land this fall.

Wildlife Biologists Warn on Feeding Deer
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Katharine Webster, Associated Press

Wildlife experts have long discouraged deer feeding, saying it makes the animals more vulnerable to disease, predators and fatal accidents. But their concerns have grown with the spread of chronic wasting disease

Hungry Michigan Wolves Turning on Each Other
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Gnawing leisurely on the remains of a moose carcass, the wolf pack's alpha male seemed unaware that mortal danger was coming ever closer.

Luna the Killer Whale Believed Killed
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Peggy Andersen, Associated Press

Luna, the juvenile killer whale from Washington state waters who got lost in Canada's Nootka Sound five years ago, apparently died when he was accidentally struck by a tugboat propeller, Canadian authorities said.

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