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.

Guide to Help Protect Endangered Whales Soon Available in Russian
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

There once were more than 10,000 right whales in the North Pacific but the whales were hunted nearly to extinction in the 1800s because they were easy to harpoon and floated when dead.

China to Establish Reserve for Rare White Dolphin
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China plans to set up its first reserve for the endangered white dolphin off the coast of the southern city of Zhuhai in the southern Guangdong province, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Sooty Mangabeys at Heart of Research Fight
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

Sooty mangabeys are at the center of a precedent-setting debate over whether researchers should be allowed to experiment on an endangered species.

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