Wildlife health

June 20, 2018 - 4:28 am
PARIS (AP) — International police agency Interpol says a giant operation against illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in millions of dollars' worth of seizures and the identification of 1,400 suspects across the world. The monthlong operation involved 93 countries in May, the statement...
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In this photo taken Friday, May 25, 2018, UNICEF staffer Jean Claude Nzengu, center, talks with members of an Ebola vaccination team as they prepare to administer the vaccine in an Ebola-affected community in the north-western city of Mbandaka, in Congo. An Ebola vaccination campaign is under way in Mbandaka, the city of 1.2 million on the Congo River where four Ebola cases have been confirmed. (Mark Naftalin/UNICEF via AP)
May 28, 2018 - 12:21 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials began vaccinating health workers and others on Monday in Bikoro, where Congo's current Ebola outbreak was first declared at the beginning of May. Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga traveled to oversee the Ebola vaccinations of at least 10 people in Bikoro, where at...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck has died. Peck died on Wednesday at his home in New York City at age 84. His publisher, Penguin Young Readers, tells The Associated Press, that he died after a battle with cancer. A native of Decatur, Illinois, he was a prolific author...
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May 14, 2018 - 9:53 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a story May 13 about lobster shell strength, The Associated Press reported erroneously that marine biogeochemist Justin Ries attributed the collapse of the southern New England lobster fishery to shell disease. He attributed it to overfishing and population shifts caused...
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This image released by HBO shows John Oliver, host of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." Oliver said Sunday that he'd achieved all he'd wanted for the show by having an Australian animal hospital's special ward to treat a chlamydia outbreak among koalas named for him. He said, "goodbye, forever, everyone," as stagehands broke up his set around him. That inspired a wave of social media posts among fans wondering if he was serious. (Eric Liebowitz/HBO via AP)
May 07, 2018 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Relax, John Oliver fans. He's not really quitting. It was all a joke. The host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" said Sunday that he'd achieved all he'd wanted for the show by having an Australian animal hospital's special ward to treat a chlamydia outbreak among koalas named for him. He...
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April 30, 2018 - 1:22 pm
THORNWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — An off-duty police officer jumped on a coyote and throttled it as the animal attacked a 5-year-old girl on a suburban New York playground. Kasey King-Petrellese (peht-rehl-EE'-see) tells WNBC that the coyote appeared out of nowhere and ran "like a cheetah" toward her daughter...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2009 file photo, a radio transmitter is inserted into a little brown bat in an abandoned mine in Rosendale, N.Y. A 2018 survey of several cave-dwelling bat species in New Hampshire found very few spent their winters in abandoned mines and other locations that were once popular for them during the winter. Biologists said the numbers are the latest indication that the bats have yet to recover from a fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
April 28, 2018 - 10:58 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new survey of several cave-dwelling bat species in New Hampshire found very few are spending their winters in abandoned mines and other locations once popular for them in winter. The survey of four sites found only 26 bats and only one little brown bat, which was once the...
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April 13, 2018 - 11:19 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenya-based wildlife organization says prominent conservationist Daphne Sheldrick has died at age 83. A statement by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust says she died Thursday evening after a long battle with breast cancer. Sheldrick received global attention for her work...
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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia holds up a copy of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" as he speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation between Britain and Russia Thursday, April 5, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 05, 2018 - 7:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — The daughter of a former Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent said Thursday in her first public comment that she's recovering, but the international furor over the attack escalated as Russia told the United Nations Moscow assumes "with a high degree of probability" that the...
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This undated photo provided by Corinne Richards-Zawacki in March 2018 shows a healthy golden frog in the streams of Panama. A deadly fungal disease devastated amphibians in Central America more than a decade ago, quieting some mountain streams. But new research released on Thursday, March 28, 2018 shows evolution may have saved the day _ and the frogs. (Corinne Richards-Zawacki/via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of silence, the rhythmic dee-dee-deeps of frogs and toads are returning in parts of Panama. A deadly fungal disease devastated amphibians in Central America more than a decade ago, quieting some mountain streams. But new research shows evolution may have saved the day...
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