Wildlife

Arizona Officials May Import Endangered Owls
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press

Wildlife officials are considering importing endangered owls from Mexico to boost the dwindling population in Arizona. To protect endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, development already has been slowed or altered on thousands of acres of old-growth, ironwood-saguaro forest.

WWF Says Japan Scientific Whaling a Sham
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Japan should stop harpooning whales for scientific research, the WWF environmental group said on Monday in a report denouncing the slaughter as a cover-up for commercial sales of the mammals' meat.

Rare Cave Crawfish Spurs Environment Study
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The rare cave crawfish, which lives in an area near Elm Springs, Arkansas, has spurred a study of the nearby environment in the hope of preventing development-related changes to the ecosystem that enables the blind crustacean to survive.

A Grizzly Situation for Wyoming Farmers, Residents: Ecosystem is Close By
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Cara Eastwood, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

Rancher Tom Bales' voice grew thick with emotion as he remembered the day his young daughter walked outside to feed her sheep and started screaming. As Bales rushed out of the house to see what was wrong, he saw what had frightened her: The three market lambs she had raised on bottles were spread around the farmyard in pieces.

Wisconsin Wildlife Officials Net Rare White Muskie
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Imrie, Associated Press

This is indeed a fish story -- not about the one that got away but about a rare one. A white muskellunge is swimming in the waters of Lake Tomahawk, in the northern part of the state. State fisheries experts captured it in nets during a population survey in April and released it back into the lake.

Judge Orders Increased Spills on Snake and Columbia River Dams in Salmon Protection Case
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press

A federal judge ordered U.S. officials to increase the volume of water spilled through five dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers to make it easier for imperiled salmon species to reach the ocean.

Endangered Condors Soar Over Grand Canyon
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Michelle Roberts, Associated Press

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon has long been a favorite of human visitors gawking at the stunning views and taking advantage of the manmade services. As it turns out, the South Rim also is a favorite of endangered California condors -- for many of the same reasons.

Feds to Seek End of Federal Protection for Grizzlies in Yellowstone Area
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

Federal wildlife officials say they plan to propose ending Endangered Species Act protection for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park.

Hong Kong Disneyland to Tell Customers about Environmental Harm of Shark Fin Soup
June 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Helen Luk, Associated Press

Customers who want shark fin soup served at their banquets at Hong Kong Disneyland will be told about the harm done by the industry that supplies the fins, a Disney spokeswoman said Friday.

Group Sounds Alarm Over Trapped Dolphins
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press

From Southeast Asia to the Black Sea, fishing nets have become deathtraps for thousands of whales, dolphins and porpoises -- species whose survival will be threatened unless fishing methods change, the World Wildlife Fund said Thursday.

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