Ecuador Lifts Galapagos Sea Cucumber Fishing Ban
June 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Ecuador Tuesday lifted a ban on the fishing of lucrative sea cucumbers from the Galapagos islands in a move that environmental groups have said could threaten conservation efforts.
Mountain Lion Research Continues in South Dakota
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Wayne Ortman, Associated Press
Wildlife managers want to know more about the reproductive rate and survival rate of kittens and where young lions go when they set out on their own, said John Kanta, a big-game biologist for the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Wildlife Officials to Kill 4,000 Cormorants
May 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Gregg Aamot, Associated Press
Chris Anderson is only half-joking when he offers a solution for the hungry cormorants that are eating the fish in Leech Lake -- and taking money out of his pocket. "Kill them all," he says of the voracious, predatory birds.
U.S. Officials Seek Comments on Bull Trout
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Joe Rojas-Burke, The Oregonian
Bush administration officials Wednesday said they will reconsider a decision last year that removed 90 percent of the proposed critical habitat for threatened bull trout across the Columbia and Klamath river basins.
Day of Reckoning Nears for Japan on Whaling Body
May 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Elaine Lies, Reuters
Japan may leave the International Whaling Commission if the organisation fails to allow limited hunting of whales for commercial purposes, officials said ahead of meetings of the group opening at the end of May.
Wildflower Feared Extinct Found in California
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Justin M. Norton, Associated Press
A flower long thought to be extinct was rediscovered in a California state park -- more than six decades after it was last seen, scientists said Wednesday.
Need to Curb Appetite for Bushmeat -- An ENN Commentary
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Dr. David Suzuki, David Suzuki Foundation
Last week, the journal Science reported the discovery of a new species of monkey in Africa. Coincidentally, the satirical magazine The Onion also wrote about the discovery of a new, rare species of monkey - and how it was so delicious that it would not last long.
Albanian Swaps Rare, 800 Kg Turtle for Mercedes
May 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Benet Koleka, Reuters
An Albanian net fisherman has enraged biologists by swapping an endangered leatherback turtle weighing 806 kilos for a used Mercedes from an Italian fish trader.
Catalina Bald Eagle Program Faces Cuts
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
A program that restored bald eagles to Santa Catalina Island after they were wiped out there 40 years ago is in danger of losing its funding to breeding sites on an island farther north.
Experts Tout Wolf Breeding Breakthrough
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Suhr, Associated Press
Two artificially inseminated Mexican gray wolves recently birthed a combined eight living pups at a research site founded by late naturalist Marlin Perkins, marking perhaps the first time the non-surgical technique has worked with endangered wolves.