Wildlife

U.S. Court OKs Bid to Block Burned Tree Logging
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

An environmental group may proceed with its bid to block harvesting of burned trees in the El Dorado National Forest because forest managers have not adequately assessed the effect of the logging on the California spotted owl.

IFC Eyes Carbon Market Blueprint for Biodiversity
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Gilbert Le Gras, Reuters

The World Bank's private sector agency has been lending to nature conservation projects with a view to laying the foundation for a market akin to carbon trading, the project head said Friday.

Crabbers Face Season with Guarded Optimism
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

As state biologists in Maryland and Virginia wrap up their annual winter dredge survey, crabbers face the opening of blue crab season on April 1 with cautious optimism.

World Must Tackle Wildlife Smuggling, UN Official Says
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Wildlife crime-busters have scant resources compared with squads devoted to stopping drugs or arms trading even though the products -- from caviar to shawls made from the wool of an endangered Tibetan antelope -- can sell for more than their weight in gold.

Biologist Never Tires of Watching Wolves
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Rolf Peterson has watched a bleeding female wolf struggle to survive, helped by a turncoat male from the rival pack that had mauled and left her for dead.

Tearful Bardot Begs Canada to Scrap Seal Hunt
March 23, 2006 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

French film star turned animal rights campaigner Brigitte Bardot tearfully begged Canada Wednesday to stop the annual harp seal hunt, during which about 325,000 young seal pups will be shot or beaten to death.

Group Backs Grizzlies on Endangered List
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

More than 250 scientists and researchers have signed a letter protesting a federal proposal to no longer protect grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area under the Endangered Species Act.

Humans Spur Worst Extinctions Since Dinosaurs
March 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Humans are responsible for the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs and must make unprecedented extra efforts to reach a goal of slowing losses by 2010, a U.N. report said on Monday.

Eagle Lays First Egg in 50 Yrs on Santa Cruz
March 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

For the first time in more than 50 years, an eagle has laid an egg in a nest on Santa Cruz Island, wildlife biologists announced.

Great Lakes Gray Wolves No Longer Endangered
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Lisa Lambert, Reuters

The Interior Department Thursday proposed to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal list of endangered and threatened species.

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