Primatologists Aim to Ape Bird Watchers
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

With time running out for many wild primates, one field biologist is attempting to help save them by aping the online success of bird watchers.

Goodall, Others Oppose Research on Monkeys
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

Primate expert Jane Goodall and 18 other researchers sent a letter to federal officials urging them to oppose an Atlanta research center's proposal to do AIDS-related research on sooty mangabey monkeys.

China Gives Extra-Picky Pandas Their Space
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

China is giving an unusually endangered species of panda extra space, privacy and protection to help the animals reproduce, state media said on Friday.

Sea Lions and Dolphins May Join War Games
June 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Alongside the submarines, ships and airplanes participating in large-scale military exercises in the Pacific this month, a team of sea lions and dolphins are expected to patrol the sea.

Group Offers $10K for Woodpecker Evidence
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Arkansas wildlife officials hope the offer of a $10,000 reward will help prove that the once-extinct ivory-billed woodpecker is living in the bayous of eastern Arkansas.

Japanese Whaling Communities on Front Lines of Campaign to Overturn Hunting Ban
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Miles Edelsten, Associated Press

Machetes in hand, two dozen rubber-booted workers hacked into the bloody carcass of a Baird's beaked whale as this small Japanese seaside community began its whaling season Wednesday with its first catch.

More Pandas in China Than First Thought
June 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

Scientists using DNA samples have doubled their estimates of the wild panda population in a nature sanctuary in China, a finding they say bodes well for the survival of the endangered species.

Catches of Ancient Fish off Africa Worry Greens
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Fishermen are netting a growing number of "fossil fish", a 400 million-year-old species, off Tanzania, suggesting trawling at greater depths as inshore fish stocks decline, a leading expert said.

Condors Seen at Risk for Lead Poisoning
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife officials laid traps for California condors to test for lead poisoning after many were spotted feeding on squirrels that had been shot.

Alaskan Eskimos Fear Whaling Future under Threat
June 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters

As mayor of Alaska's oil-rich North Slope Borough, Edward Itta understands that developing the region's energy resources can pay for better schools and much-needed infrastructure improvements.

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