Wildlife

Lawsuits Challenge Critical Habitat Designation for 42 Species
March 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

A legal foundation has filed twin federal lawsuits challenging federal protections for 42 species -- 15 of which live only in shallow seasonal pools across much of California and in far southern Oregon.

Scientists Mystified by Herring Decline
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A steep decline in Puget Sound-area herring, a critical food source for larger fish, marine mammals and sea birds, has scientists mystified.

Salmon From Farms Breed Sea Lice, Study Says
March 30, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Salmon farms help stock supermarkets but also breed parasitic sea lice that infect young wild salmon and could endanger other important ocean species such as herring, scientists said Tuesday.

Bamboo Shortage Threatens Pandas in China
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

Giant pandas in western China could be at risk of starvation because the bamboo plants that they eat are beginning to die off in a cycle that happens about every 60 years, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Indiana Man Photographs Endangered Bobcats
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A northeastern Indiana hunter who found mysterious animal tracks in a swamp set up an infrared-activated camera that captured images of two endangered bobcats.

Activists Gear up to Fight Seal and Elephant Culls
March 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Animal rights groups have begun fresh public campaigns timed for the start of the annual seal hunt off the coast of Canada this week and suggestions that South Africa may kill elephants for population control.

Pakistan Seize Indian Fishing Trawlers with 70 Tons of Tuna
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Zarar Khan, Associated Press

Pakistan's coast guard seized two Indian fishing trawlers with crew members from India, the Philippines, China and Thailand in Pakistani waters and seized the ships' cargo of 70 tons of tuna, officials said Sunday.

Chinese Park Scrambles to Feed Hungry Pandas
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A nature reserve in western China is cooking up plans to find new food and feeding sites for hungry pandas because swathes of the bears' favourite snack, bamboo, are on the verge of flowering and withering away, the China Daily said on Monday.

Tiger Future Not Burning Bright in India
March 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Sugita Katyal, Reuters

It was once one of the favorite hunting grounds of India's royalty. Flamboyant maharajahs in natty breeches combed the sprawling Sariska forest nestled in the low-lying Aravali hills in the desert state of Rajasthan, hunting for the many tigers that roamed the jungle.

Experts Warn Ships May Bring Lake Invaders
March 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press

Ships navigating the St. Lawrence Seaway may carry more than coal and grain through the Great Lakes, say environmentalists, who warned Thursday about potential secondary "cargo" like killer shrimp or monkey gobies.

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