Wildlife

Group Seeks Protection for Eastern Fish
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A group of Western county commissioners who have problems with the Endangered Species Act has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to have the northern snakehead, an Asian fish that's invaded the East, protected under the act.

Smokies Park Gets Bugs, Species Funds
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will receive an additional $1 million in its current budget, most of it for fighting a pest responsible for killing hemlock trees and for a program to catalog organisms found in the Smokies.

Little Fire Ants Invade the Big Island
February 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

It doesn't make as much noise as the coqui frog, but the little fire ant has invaded the Big Island, stinging fruit pickers and homeowners alike.

Birders Eye Winter Hummingbirds, Vagrants
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Mary Esch, Associated Press

Chickadees, cardinals and titmice are common visitors to a snowy bird feeder. But hummingbirds? That's what Janet Allen saw last year in her yard in suburban Syracuse.

Report Warns Great Barrier Reef Could Die in 20 Years
February 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

It could take less that 20 years for rising sea temperatures caused by global warming to kill Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest chain of living coral, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Madagascan Troops Accused of Smuggling Tortoises
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Tim Cocks, Reuters

Three Madagascan army officers have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling nearly 200 endangered tortoises out of the country on a French military plane.

Biologist Says Deer Threaten Ginseng
February 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Vicki Smith, Associated Press

American ginseng, sister of the Asian wonder herb and a seasonal cash crop in Appalachia, has two obstacles to long-term survival in the United States: Man and deer.

Wyoming to Study Declining Moose Population
February 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Moose populations in western Wyoming have fallen so low that the Game and Fish Department is considering closing the hunting season in parts of the region.

Scientists Find New Coral Species
February 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists have discovered a new species of brushy coral that flames like a white and pink Christmas tree hundreds of feet below the Channel Islands.

Wildlife Could Lure Tourists to Maine
February 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Misty Edgecomb, Bangor Daily News

A plan to expand the economic power of Maine's fish and wildlife resources was highlighted by Gov. John Baldacci during the annual Fur, Fin and Feather Day at the State House.

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