Sunday, 9 April 2006
Animal rescue teams have been working to save 35
swans and ducks after an oil spill on Southampton's
BBC News, India
Wednesday, 15 February 2006
The only known habitat of India's rarest bird may
yet be saved from destruction in a last-minute effort
to re-route an irrigation canal.
A committee appointed by India's Supreme Court has asked
the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) to submit
a report with alternative routes for the Telugu Ganga
canal in southern India.
The Associated Press, Reuters
Friday, November 19, 2004
BANGKOK More than 300 bird species in Asia are threatened
with extinction due to logging, farming and development,
conservationists said Thursday at an international meeting.
The bird specialists were speaking in Bangkok on the
sidelines of the World Conservation Union meeting, attended
by at least 6,000 officials, scientists, executives
and environmentalists from around the world...
By Tan Ee Lyn
HONG KONG, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The grey heron flew
over the barbed-wire fence dividing mainland China from
Hong Kong, landing gracefully on a mudflat in the city's
Mai Po nature reserve where other wild birds had arrived
on their annual migration south.
For some, the heron is a symbol of beauty in a city
far better known for its gleaming skyscrapers, towering
apartment blocks and crowded city streets...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush used the annual
Thanksgiving turkey- pardoning rite Wednesday to roast
the bitter campaign for the White House, jokingly recalling
fund-raising disputes, attack ads and a polarizing political
movie. "Now's the time for healing," he said,
as he ceremonially spared two birds.
The winning "candidates" in his satirical
rendition of the presidential campaign were Biscuits
and Gravy, turkeys raised in Mathias, W.Va. Their names
came out on top on an online contest.
"It was a close race. You might say it was neck
and neck," Bush said. He spoke in the Rose Garden
during a rare joint appearance with Vice President Dick
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