Wildlife

New Species of Stingray Discovered in Thai river
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new species of freshwater stingray has been discovered in a river in western Thailand, but its chances for long-term survival are slim, a report said Wednesday.

FCC Rejects Call to Halt Telecom Towers for Birds
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Federal Communications Commission Wednesday dismissed a request from environmental groups to halt construction of communications towers in the Gulf Coast region until steps are taken to protect millions of migratory birds.

U.S. Biologist Battles Killer Pythons in Florida Park
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Tom Brown, Reuters

The man leading efforts to eradicate giant Burmese python snakes from Everglades National Park sounds almost fearful, and certainly not optimistic, when he talks about the chances of wiping out an invasive species he calls "the enemy."

BLM Proposes Wild Horse Birth Control
April 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, concerned about deteriorating conditions at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, is proposing the use of birth control over the next five years to limit herd growth.

Cameras Banned From Carlsbad Caverns
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The bats flying from Carlsbad Caverns National Park each evening will no longer have to face the cameras -- the park has banned photography because people kept using flash against the rules.

New Eagle Forces Eagle Dad to Neglect Nest
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Kasey Jones, Associated Press

George the bald eagle, apparently cowed by a female eagle that seriously injured his mate and the mother of his clutch, is neglecting the nest to take up with the interloper, an environmental official said Monday.

Seventy Pacific Region Species to Be Reviewed
April 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review the status of 70 animals and plants to determine if they still need protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, the agency said Tuesday.

Biologists Check Georgia Swamps for Woodpecker
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

Wildlife biologists are searching one of the nation's most primitive swamps for the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was believed extinct since 1944 until one was reported in an Arkansas swamp last year.

Fourteen Whooping Cranes Spotted in Chicago Park
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

More than a dozen whooping cranes took temporary refuge at a DuPage County forest preserve, sparking hope among local officials that one of North America's most endangered birds will make the park a regular stop on an annual migratory flight between Wisconsin and Florida.

Global Warming Threatens Extinctions
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Global warming will become a top cause of extinction from the tropical Andes to South Africa with thousands of species of plants and animals likely to be wiped out in coming decades, a study said on Tuesday.

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