Wildlife

Feds Order Susquehanna Power Plants and Others to Stop Killing Off Fish
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Ad Crable, Lancaster New Era, Pa.

Each year, millions of game fish, fish eggs, crayfish and other organisms are sucked out of the Lower Susquehanna River and killed by power plants.

Safaricom And Save The Elephants Win Mobility in the Environment Award
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Save the Elephants (STE) Trust today announced they are the co-recipients, with Safaricom, of the 2005 GSM Association "Mobility in the Environment Award."

Kraft Draws Ire for Road Kill Candy
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars -- complete with tire treads.

Birth Rate Falls for Canadian Grizzlies, Development Cited
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A nine-year study coinciding with burgeoning development in and around Banff National Park has found the area's grizzly bears have the lowest reproductive rate ever recorded in North America, scientists at the University of Calgary said.

Ex-Wildlife Manager Agrees to Pay Fine
February 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A former federal wildlife manager who says he moved about 400 protected tadpoles from a backyard pond to a refuge for their own safety has agreed to pay a $3,500 fine to avoid a criminal charge.

Tsunami-Hit Beach May Become Turtle Haven
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Conservationists want to turn a popular Malaysian beach hit by the tsunami into a protected nesting area for endangered sea turtles, which hatched there for the first time in over a decade -- probably because of a drop-off in tourists after the disaster.

More Mutilated Eagles Found Near Vancouver
February 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The remains of 14 eagles feared killed for their talons and tail feathers have been found near Vancouver, the second such discovery this month, officials said Monday.

Bears on China Farms Face "Barbaric Cruelty"-Group
February 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Bears kept on Chinese farms for their bile are suffering barbaric cruelty despite years of attempts by authorities to stem the practice, a Hong Kong-based animal welfare group said on Monday.

Group Seeks Protection for Polar Bears
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

A conservation group filed a formal petition Wednesday seeking to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act, saying global warming could make it extinct by the end of the century.

Gulf States Talk about Reducing the Shrimp Fleet to Aid Struggling Shrimpers
February 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

Despite winning tariffs on imports of farm-raised shrimp from six Asian and South American nations this year, Southern shrimpers are still struggling and are now considering whether to limit the number of boats trawling for shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico.

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