Wild Pigs, Dogs Damage Australian Farms, Report Says
November 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Australia has more feral pigs than people and exotic pests cost the economy more than A$700 million ($511 million) a year, damaging farms and the environment, a government report says.
Whooping Crane Spending Second Winter Lost
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press
Wildlife biologists believe a whooping crane that got separated from its parents while learning to migrate is spending a second winter lost and in the company of friendly sandhill cranes.
Ethiopian Government Sends Vet To Care for Cheetah Cubs Rescued by U.S. Soldiers
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press
The government sent a veterinarian to eastern Ethiopia Saturday to help U.S. soldiers rescue two endangered cheetah cubs held captive and abused at a remote village restaurant, an environmental official said.
Sharks, Warblers, Deer on Endangered Species List
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalla, Reuters
The world's second largest shark, a bird found in the Garden of Eden and Central Asia's only true deer were among 11 new species given the title of "endangered" by countries around the world on Friday.
Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Numbers Down
November 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The Yellowstone cutthroat trout population in the nation's oldest national park "appears to be in peril," according to a new scientific journal article by National Park Service scientists.
Search for Rare Arkansas Woodpecker Resumes
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press
Scientists and birders will resume their search this winter for the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker to prove, once and for all, that the bird really lives in the vast eastern Arkansas wetlands.
Britain Pressing for Measures To Protect Basking Shark, Henderson Petrel
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Britain said Wednesday it is pressing other governments to agree measures to ensure the survival of the rare basking shark and the rarely seen Henderson petrel.
U.N. Says Sonar Threatens Dolphin, Whale Survival
November 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Nita Bhalla, Reuters
Increased naval military manoeuvres and submarine sonars in the world's oceans are threatening dolphins, whales and porpoises that depend on sound to survive, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.
India Says It Busts Major Tiger Poaching Ring
November 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Heath Kelly, Reuters
Indian police have busted a tiger poaching ring responsible for killing at least 10 animals in one of its premier wildlife parks, an officer said on Tuesday. Four poachers living in the forests surrounding the Ranthambhore reserve had confessed to killing 10 tigers and a leopard, police superintendent Alok Vasisth said.
Throw Another Skippy or Wallagang on the Barbie?
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
How do you like your kangaroo -- medium rare? Doesn't sound too appealing, does it? So in a bid to make Australia's national icon more palatable, Food Companion International magazine and the Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia are running a competition to find a more palatable culinary name for the meat of the hopping marsupials.