Wildlife

Canada Unveils Annual Seal Hunt, Blasts Activists
March 23, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Canada said Tuesday it would allow 320,000 young seals to be killed this year and lashed out at activists who promise to boycott Canadian seafood products in a bid to stop the hunt.

Agency Admits Using Faulty Data on Endangered Florida Panthers
March 22, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Criticized by a whistle-blower, the Fish and Wildlife Service conceded Monday that it bungled some of the science used in protecting Florida's endangered panthers.

Indian PM Orders Moves to Save Disappearing Tigers
March 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Terry Friel, Reuters

Alarmed by reports of a rapid fall in tiger numbers, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has ordered a police investigation and created a new taskforce to save the endangered species.

Group Plans to Sue Over Arizona River
March 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An environmental group plans to sue the military and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the threatened San Pedro River. The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity claims Fort Huachuca's expansion is hurting the river's water table and its species diversity.

Report Says Navy Sonar Likely Made Orcas Flee
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Sonar pulsing from a Navy guided-missile destroyer during training exercises near the San Juan Islands two years ago was likely loud enough to send killer whales fleeing, according to a government agency report.

Greenpeace and British Trawlermen in Sea Standoff
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

British coastguards said on Friday they had intervened to stop a confrontation at sea between Greenpeace protesters and trawlermen because of fears people could be killed.

Study Shows Manatees Have Brittle Bones
March 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Despite their huge size, the bones of manatees are as brittle as fine porcelain, making them extremely vulnerable to being broken when struck by a boat, a University of Florida researchers said Thursday.

Mich. Moose Population Slump Continues
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Mercilessly hounded by blood-sucking ticks, the Isle Royale moose herd is on a downward spiral -- and the wolf packs that roam the national park in Lake Superior are taking advantage.

Experimental Flock Loses Whooping Crane
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An experimental flock of whooping cranes has lost one of its youngest members to a Florida bobcat but could be on the verge of producing chicks in the wild for the first time.

Poacher Turns Protector to Save Elephants in Africa
March 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Andrew Gray, Reuters

Desire Dontego is no longer an elephant poacher but he can still boast like one. "I was known as the killing machine," he declared after darkness fell in the Cameroon rainforest, the constant chirping of insects the only sound apart from his voice.

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