Anti-Whaling Group Accuses Japan of Buying Caribbean Votes to Roll Back Hunting Ban
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Adam Raney, Associated Press

An anti-whaling group accused Japan on Thursday of trying to buy votes from Caribbean countries in its bid to roll back an International Whaling Commission ban on whale hunting -- an allegation repeatedly denied by Japanese officials.

Falcon Smugglers Swoop to Profits, Endanger Birds
April 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Smuggling is driving many species of falcon towards extinction in an illicit market where prized birds can sell for a million dollars each, an expert said on Thursday.

California Biologists Find Finches Ailing
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A bacterialike disease that can cause blindness in birds has been detected for the first time in wild finches in California, the state Department of Fish and Game said.

Most Portugal Wildlife under Threat, Study Says
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

More than half of Portugal's bird, animal and fish species face some degree of threat, mostly from human action, according to a government study released on Wednesday.

Endangered Sei Whale Ends Up in Baltimore
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Marine biologists were conducting a necropsy Tuesday on a 35-foot, 17,000-pound sei whale that apparently became attached to a container ship and was dragged into Baltimore's harbor.

New Zealand Part of Diplomatic Bid to Stop Japan Controlling Whaling Body
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

New Zealand has joined Britain and Australia in a diplomatic bid to prevent Japan taking control of the International Whaling Commission, Prime Minister Helen Clark said Tuesday.

Rabbit Restoration Effort Under Way
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The numbers of New England cottontail rabbits are on the decline in Maine, with only 300 of the animals remaining in a small range in the southern end of the state.

Park Officials Release Captured Bison
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Authorities at Yellowstone National Park released most of the 300 bison that had been held on fenced-in pasture for nearly a month, a park spokesman said Monday.

Grants Fund Study of Suburban Bobcats
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Wilson Ring, Associated Press

Hidden in the brush behind suburban homes one afternoon earlier this month was a 26-pound female bobcat. She was on the move.

Capturing Big Animals is Big Business in South Africa
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Almost unique in the world, South Africa's privately owned wildlife and game breeding has been a growth industry, although there are signs it has peaked with prices declining partly because of the large supply of animals.

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