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.
Canada Says Seal Population Growing Despite Hunt
May 25, 2005 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters
Canada's harp seal population is growing despite a seasonal hunt off the East Coast that has killed 975,000 young animals over the past three years, officials said Tuesday.
Efforts to Protect Shorebird Continue
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Federal biologists are reviewing a Pennsylvania woman's petition to have a migratory shorebird that makes annual stops in Delaware listed as a threatened or endangered species.
Satellites Used to Aid Vanishing Guatemala Jaguars
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters
To the ancient Maya Indians who once built elaborate cities in the Guatemalan jungle, the jaguar's spotted pelt represented the stars in the night sky. Now the Western Hemisphere's biggest cat is being tracked from space.
Rare Wayward Manatee Entertains Texans as it Frolics
May 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press
A manatee has wandered hundreds of miles out of its range to a fishing post at the southern tip of Texas, where it is delighting locals with its lumbering grace and penchant for showing its flippers and belly.