Zoos Part of U.S. Effort to Detect Avian Flu
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Stern, Reuters
Breeding grounds in Alaska where migratory birds from Asia and North America mingle are a focus of a broadening U.S. bird flu detection effort that is enlisting American zoos as sentinels, experts said Tuesday.
Authorities Investigate the Death of Some 2,000 Chickens in Trinidad
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Loren Brown, Associated Press
Trinidad's health minister called for calm Tuesday after 2,000 chickens died at several farms on this Caribbean island in the past five days, insisting that he doubts bird flu was the cause.
Warming May Cut Duck Numbers
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Connolly, Associated Press
A professor from the University of Montana had a simple message Tuesday in Arkansas: if you like hunting ducks, support international efforts to prevent global warming.
U.S. Starts Debate on Allowing Grizzly Bear Hunting
January 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initiated a public debate Monday over its plan to lift federal protections from grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area.
Marine Water Invaders on Most Wanted List
January 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, Boston Globe
The sea slime alarm was sounded in 2002. Scientists discovered small, dense mats of a strange gooey creature on the ocean floor more than 100 miles offshore.
Expert Says Resources Needed for Montana Bears
January 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press
A federal grizzly bear expert contends wildlife managers desperately need more resources to monitor the threatened bears in northwestern Montana.
Fishermen Say Chinook Salmon Are Smaller
January 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Chris Talbot, Associated Press
Tanana fisherman Charlie Campbell doesn't need scientific studies or empirical data to prove Yukon River chinook salmon -- the mighty king of the species -- are getting smaller.
Conservationists Sue Over Nevada Butterfly
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Scott Sonner, Associated Press
Conservationists filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday, seeking federal protections for a rare Nevada butterfly against off-road vehicles at one of the largest sand dunes in the West.
India Begins Count of Threatened Tigers
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Krittivas Mukherjee, Reuters
Armed with radio collars and high-tech cameras, hundreds of wildlife experts fanned out across a vast mangrove in India's east on Thursday as part of the world's largest census of the endangered tiger.
Humans Display Their Stupid Side to Wildlife
January 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters
A South African mugger fleeing the scene of his crime hid in a tiger enclosure, and paid a high price for his stupidity, underscoring one of nature's truisms: Humans do dumb things around wild animals.