Wildlife

Bosnian Rafters Say Paradise under Threat
November 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Nedim Dervisbegovic, Reuters

A group of French peacekeepers rafting on a sunny October day through the spectacular gorge of the Neretva river are among the last of many tourists before the cold, rainy season.

Global Warming Said to Be Killing Some Species
November 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Animal and plant species have begun dying off or changing sooner than predicted because of global warming, a review of hundreds of research studies contends.

Looking for Lynx in the Swiss Alps
November 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Schulman, WWF International

Here kitty kitty, here kitty kitty. If you think looking for your cat in some remote corner of your house is a daily challenge, try finding its more elusive distant cousin -- the lynx -- in a forest.

Group Wants Japan to End Dolphin Hunting
November 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

In Japanese villages each year, local fishermen hunt for large numbers of dolphins by herding them into shallow coves and then, scientists say, attacking them with knives and even eviscerating them alive.

In Chimp World, Males Find Older Females Sexier
November 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Chimpanzee males prefer to have sex with older females, U.S. researchers found in a study published Monday that shows one of the biggest behavioral differences between humans and our closest biological relatives.

Polluted Fog Envelops Chinese Capital
November 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Heavy fog enveloped Beijing and much of north China on Monday, forcing the closure of highways, delaying flights across an area as large as Britain and lifting the pollution index in the capital to one level below hazardous.

U.K. Soldiers Gun Down Endangered Rhino
November 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

British troops fatally shot an endangered white rhinoceros after it charged them while they were lost on military exercises in northern Kenya, a wildlife official said Sunday.

Killer Elephant Loses Tusks in Nepal
November 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Authorities in Nepal tranquillised an elephant and trimmed its tusks after it was blamed for a dozen deaths in the country's east over the past six weeks, wildlife officials said on Sunday.

California to Impose Sweeping Conservation Limits on Ocean Fishing
November 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Flying over California's rugged Central Coast, Mike Sutton pointed to kelp forests and rocky reefs just below the water's surface that will soon be off-limits to fishing under one of the nation's most ambitious plans to protect marine life.

India Urged to Blow Whistle on Elephant Polo
November 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalla, Reuters

Animal rights activists in India have called on the eve of a controversial tournament for the elite, centuries-old sport of elephant polo to be banned due to what they say is the pain and suffering it causes the animals.

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