Ag Secretary Says Bird Flu Easily Found
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Scientists have a new test that can tell within four hours if a bird is possibly infected with bird flu -- but it still will take about a week to know if that suspect case is really sick with the deadly Asian strain, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Tuesday.
Australian Zoos Halt Bid to Move Thai Elephants
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Chaiwat Subprasom, Reuters
Activists forced the temporary abandonment of an attempt to ship eight Thai elephants to Australia on Tuesday by blocking off their quarantine site in a last bid to stop a controversial animal-exchange programme.
Two Frog Species Feared Extinct Found in Colombia
June 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Two frog species feared extinct have been rediscovered in Colombia, a boost for scientists battling to save rare amphibians threatened by a deadly disease.
Pakistan Investigates Killing of Rare Leopard
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Pakistani wildlife officials were on Thursday investigating the killing of a rare leopard by villagers who said they had to shoot the big cat because they were in fear of their lives.
Whalers May Take Step to End Hunting Ban, Whaling Commissioner Says
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Whaling nations Japan, Norway and Iceland may take a step towards ending a 20-year moratorium on hunting at an international meeting in mid-June, Norway's top whaling official said on Thursday.
Stick up for Chickens, U.S. Animal Activists Say
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Jill Serjeant, Reuters
Animal welfare groups are using the expected arrival of bird flu in the United States to step up long-running campaigns against large chicken and egg factory farms and persuade more Americans to stop eating meat.
Wild Birds Role Unclear in Spreading Bird Flu
June 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
The role of wild birds in spreading the deadly avian influenza remains unclear, a top veterinary expert at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Wednesday after a two-day international scientific conference.
Iowa Ape Research Facility to Offer Tours
June 1, 2006 12:00 AM - David Pitt, Associated Press
The three orangutans and eight bonobos living at the Great Ape Trust will interact with more humans starting in June when the research facility is opened to the public.
Australia Lobbies Pacific Nations against Whaling
May 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Australia began a last-ditch attempt to lobby small Pacific Island nations to support whale conservation on Tuesday, warning that every vote at next month's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting would be crucial.
Judge Rules Sea Lion Research Violates Laws
May 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press
A judge has ruled the federal government must halt studies of threatened and endangered Steller sea lions because it did not properly asses how certain research techniques might harm the animals.