Suit Challenges Salmon Listings in West
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - William McCall, Associated Press

A California property rights group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Endangered Species Act listings for salmon in four Western states.

Interest Waning in Wildlife Work for State, Federal Agencies
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Judith Kohler, Associated Press

Wildlife agencies across the country are struggling with a combination of rising retirements and declining interest in their jobs among young people seemingly disconnected from hunting, fishing and rural life.

Study Reveals Arctic Killer Whales High in Toxins
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

Killer whales have the highest concentration of man-made toxins of all Arctic mammals tested in Europe because of the oceangoing predators' taste for fatty fish.

Mass Stranding of Whales, Dolphins on Cape Cod Investigated
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Animal protection workers were investigating Monday the mass stranding and death of 24 pilot whales and 15 dolphins during a winter storm on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Study Pinpoints Species Facing Extinction Threat
December 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

Conducted by scientists working with the 52-member Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a new study identifies 794 species on the brink of oblivion.

U.S. SeaWorld Claims Dolphin Breeding Breakthrough
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

SeaWorld San Diego said Friday it succeeded in selecting the gender of a baby dolphin.

Endangered Rabbits Returned to Wild
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press

Seven one-pound riparian brush rabbits were released Friday as part of a five year, $2.6 million effort to restore one of California's most endangered mammals.

Killer Whales Most toxic Mammal in Arctic, WWF Says
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Killer whales are the most toxic mammals in the Arctic, riddled with household chemicals from around the world, the environmental pressure group WWF said on Monday.

Role of Wild Birds in Avian Flu Spread Questioned
December 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

A conservation group said on Thursday there was little evidence to back the view that migrating wildfowl were spreading bird flu and said that eastern Europe's outbreak probably stemmed from poultry imports.

Beware of Bear: Return of the Brown Bear to Switzerland
December 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Mark Schulman, WWF International

After a 100-year hiatus, it seems that bears may be coming back to Switzerland. Well, at least one. This past summer, the first brown bear was sighted in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, the eastern most part of the country just shy of the border with Italy and Austria.

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