Wildlife

Experts Fear Coral Reefs May Have Been Severely Damaged by Tsunami
January 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Recer, Reuters

The tsunami that took a heavy toll in human life also battered Indian Ocean coral reefs that already were in distress from pollution and global warming, possibly causing damage that will require decades to recover, experts say.

Effort Under Way to Weaken US Endangered Species Law
January 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Judith Crosson, Reuters

For the first time in three decades, critics of the Endangered Species Act are building momentum to rewrite the law implemented to save America's threatened flora and fauna, from the star cactus to the grizzly bear.

New York to Get Easements on 104,000 Acres of Adirondack Forest
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Chris Garifo, Watertown Daily Times

New York will acquire easements on more than 104,000 acres of Adirondack forest lands in what is described as the third largest land acquisition in the state's history.

Farmers Can Receive Compensation for Creating Wildlife Habitats on Untilled Land
January 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Jay Hughes, Associated Press

Farmers in Arkansas who would like to leave acres of their land untilled to help create wildlife habitats can register for compensation under a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state.

Thai Rescuers Save Trapped Dolphin, Calf Missing
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Rescuers saved a rare dolphin swept over a Thai beach by the tsunami which devasted shores around the Indian Ocean, but failed to find her calf in a filthy lake left behind by the giant wave.

Once-Hated Gray Wolf Thrives in the US Rockies
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Judith Crosson, Reuters

As the gray wolf hovered on the brink of extinction a decade ago, U.S. officials embarked on a controversial plan to open the vast refuge of Yellowstone National Park to the pack-based predators in the hopes of rebuilding the species.

Thai Dolphin Rescue Hits Snag as Rescuers Bicker
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Jill Gralow, Reuters

Rescuers failed for a second day to save two rare dolphins in tsunami-hit Thailand on Tuesday after a local official and environmentalists argued about how best to save the mammals swept inland by the giant waves.

Jimmy Carter Urged to Give Fish a Chance
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

A prominent U.S.-based animal rights group urged former President Jimmy Carter Monday to give up fishing on the grounds that the activity was inconsistent the Nobel peace laureate's humanitarian efforts.

Chileans Upset over Dead Swans, Some Blame Pulp Mill
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Katie Burford, Reuters

Emaciated black-necked swans have been falling from the sky here, alarming people in this scenic university town and setting off a national clamor.

Animals Across South Asia in Danger after Tsunami Muddies Water, Kills Owners
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Miranda Leitsinger, Associated Press

The tsunami that pounded South Asia last week has created a second tier of victims: animals.

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