Wildlife

Aborigines Hope Camel Exports Will End Poverty
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Kylie Stott, Reuters

A group of Aborigines shelter from the blazing outback sun beneath a large desert oak, sipping strong bush tea and hungrily eyeing the camel meat burgers sizzling on the camp grill.

World Conservation Union Says Bangkok Talks Boost Nature Protection Efforts
November 25, 2004 12:00 AM - Daniel Lovering, Associated Press

Scientists and officials strengthened efforts to forestall the extinction of thousands of species and protect the world's habitats in talks in Bangkok, but governments need to work harder to promote conservation, an international environment agency said Thursday.

Species-Threatening Snails Found in Colorado
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Tough and tiny snails that threaten to crowd out native species by hogging all the food have shown up in a Colorado creek for the first time, state wildlife biologists said Tuesday.

Catalina Foxes Back After Near Extinction
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A unique subspecies of fox that is about the size of a house cat is back from the brink of extinction on Santa Catalina Island and can survive on its own thanks to a captive breeding program, the head of a nonprofit group that manages most of the island said Tuesday.

Half of Brazil's Amazon Jungle Occupied, According to Study
November 24, 2004 12:00 AM - Andrew Hay, Reuters

About half of Brazil's original Amazon rainforest has been occupied by man, deforested or used for industry like logging and its destruction is worse than government data shows, a leading environmental group said Tuesday.

Ducks Continue to Thrive in Long Island
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Michael Gormley, Associated Press

Before the shopping malls, before Levittown and Jones Beach, before the traffic jams on the Long Island Expressway, there were the ducks.

New York City Council Bill Targets Illegal Trading in Endangered Species
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - Frank Lombardi, Daily News

The New York City Council is set to put a big bite on buyers and sellers of outlawed products containing endangered species.

Nearly a Quarter Million Species Found So Far in World's Oceans
November 23, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Marine scientists say they have discovered 178 new species of fish and hundreds more new species of plants and other animals in the past year, raising the number of life-forms found in the world's oceans to about 230,000.

More Than 60 Nations to Protect Sharks
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

More than 60 countries agreed Sunday to ban the killing of sharks for their fins in the Atlantic Ocean, a move that conservationists hope will increase protection of threatened species around the world.

San Francisco Mulls Ban of Beloved Zoo Elephants
November 22, 2004 12:00 AM - Adam Tanner, Reuters

San Francisco officials pondered Thursday whether to stop keeping elephants in the city's zoo as activists pushed for a ban amid concerns about their conditions in captivity.

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