Wildlife

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.

California Forest Cameras Snoop on Wildlife
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A 30-acre patch of forest near Idyllwild has been outfitted with robotic cameras and other high-tech gadgets that spy on wildlife, trees and even roots as part of a pioneering effort by scientists to take nature's pulse.

Fishing Nets Kill 1,000 Marine Mammals Daily
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Almost 1,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die daily in fishing nets and urgent changes are needed in trawling methods to save nine populations under immediate threat, conservation group WWF said on Thursday.

Coalition Urges UN Curbs on Harmful Ocean Sounds
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

An environmental coalition urged the United Nations Wednesday to take steps to protect whales, dolphins and other marine life from the powerful sound waves used in oil and gas exploration and by the world's navies to navigate and detect submarines.

Scientists Believe Insect Would Kill Coca Crops
June 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Molinski, Associated Press

A group of Colombian scientists believe they've found a way to wipe out cocaine production: unleash an army of hungry moth caterpillars. But critics of the proposal say the chance for "ecological mischief" is high.

Scientists Nudge Fish Closer to Extinction
June 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists trying to study the endangered Devils Hole pupfish near Death Valley inadvertently nudged the endangered fish closer to extinction.

Group Sues to Protect Alaska Sea Otters
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Environmentalists have sued the U.S. Interior Department for taking too long to put Alaska sea otters on the threatened species list.

Lynx Making a Comeback in Minnesota
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Lynx No. 13 growled a warning at the researchers who came to weigh and tag her four kittens. The mother lynx watched from 20 feet away, never coming closer but never leaving, as the scientists poked and prodded the 3-week-old kittens, who received ear tags as part of a study that could determine the fate of her species in Minnesota.

Groups Seek More Protection for Shorebird
June 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press

Environmentalists on Tuesday will urge the governors of New Jersey and Delaware to enforce strong new protections for a migratory shorebird threatened with extinction.

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