Wildlife

China Releases Endangered Sturgeons Implanted with Microchips in Migration Study
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

More than 1,000 endangered Chinese sturgeons implanted with micro chips have been released into the Yangtze River as part of a project to study their migration habits, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Conservation Groups Want $404 Million for Frogs
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

International conservation groups proposed a $404 million effort Monday to preserve frogs and other amphibians whose sensitive, porous skins often make them the first indicator of when nature goes awry.

Congressmen Seeking Big Changes in Endangered Species Act
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

A group of congressmen proposed bipartisan legislation Monday to rewrite the Endangered Species Act, a measure that environmental groups say would gut the landmark 1973 law.

Young Malaysian Trash Pickers Make Turtle Nesting Beaches Pristine as Part of Global Cleanup
September 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Vijay Joshi, Associated Press

Schoolchildren and volunteers removed loads of rubbish Saturday from the nesting grounds of endangered sea turtles along eastern Malaysia's beaches as part of a global environmental cleanup that draws millions of participants annually.

Two Mississippi Dolphins Rescued after Katrina
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildlife experts Thursday rescued two of eight bottlenose dolphins swept from their aquarium home into the Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Katrina and said they hoped to recapture the others in the next few days.

Officials Say Anthrax Killed 37 Montana Cattle
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Anthrax has killed 37 cattle on a northeast Montana ranch now under quarantine, the state veterinarian said Thursday.

Bigger Brained Birds Do Better, Study Says
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Birds with bigger brains adapted better to the environment and therefore did better, according to scientists from The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Liverpool University and Birmingham University.

Scientists Collect Fish To Assess Environmental Damage from Katrina
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Garry Mitchell, Associated Press

Scientists harvested fish off the Mississippi coast as part of the latest effort to assess environmental damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina's monstrous storm surge and toxic floodwaters.

Zimbabwe and China Swap Animals in Tiger Diplomacy
September 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Zimbabwe, increasingly seeking friends in the east as the West accuses it of human rights abuses, is extending its diplomatic drive to the animal kingdom.

Bush Administration To Fortify Stretch of U.S.-Mexico Border Despite Endangered Species Concerns
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Seth Hettena, Associated Press

The Bush administration said Wednesday it will fortify the westernmost stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, despite concerns the project will harm a refuge for endangered birds.

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