July 26, 1988 |
Food shortages blamed in part on the drought are driving unusually large numbers of hungry black bears into campgrounds, cars and cabins at three of California's national parks this summer, and rangers are urging campers to be "more assertive" with the normally timid animals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1995 |
Animal rights groups on Thursday attacked a statewide measure on the March ballot that would end a ban against hunting mountain lions, calling the initiative a ruse by gun enthusiasts and others hoping to bring the trophy sport back to California. The animal rights advocates accused the authors of Proposition 197 of seeking support by whipping up public hysteria with stories of vicious--but isolated--attacks in recent years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1990 |
For the past three years, authorities at the 1,000-acre National Wildlife Refuge at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station have been trapping and killing red foxes--275 of them so far. The killings have triggered a battle that will continue this year in U.S. District Court. The foxes, advocates of the trapping note, belong to a non-native subspecies brought to California from the East Coast by furriers and hunters between 50 and 100 years ago.
May 14, 1992 |
Representatives of more than 80 nations, meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, to negotiate a treaty to protect the world's wildlife and its habitat, are clashing over language intended to spur conservation but denounced by the United States as an infringement of states' rights. The talks, which began Monday and will continue through next Wednesday, are aimed at producing a biological-diversity treaty that could be signed by world leaders at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro next month.
December 17, 1990 |
America's National Parks are crowded, jammed, overflowing. Never mind people; this is with animals. Bison, pigs, goats, elk, ponies, deer--countless thousands of deer--are thriving in parks across the land and breeding, oh, how they are breeding. This is not a tale of nature's joyful bounty, however.
January 19, 1990 |
The Timber Assn. of California, representing the state's logging industry, has proposed a ban on clear-cutting old-growth forests, and a reduction by half of clear-cutting on all other timberland over the next five years, as part of a wide-ranging ballot initiative aimed at the November election. Opponents derided the measure as a "special-interest smoke screen" designed to preempt other initiatives being put on the ballot by environmentalists.
February 6, 1988 |
A varied string of people pleaded Friday against what would be the first mountain lion sport hunt in California in 16 years. Some vowed direct, nonviolent intervention if the state approves the kill, barred by court order last year. Ranchers who support the hunt told the state game board that cougars, which they said are too abundant, sometimes kill their livestock.
March 28, 2003 |
SWANTON, Md. -- The experts say you're not supposed to anthropomorphize anymore, but you can't help wondering what Bear No. 391 thought about the whole weird event. There she is, hibernating in the brush pile behind Bill Dean's summer house on Deep Creek Lake, nestling with her four nursing cubs, snoozing peacefully, when suddenly Harry Spiker shows up with eight colleagues and a tranquilizer dart gun.
July 21, 1989 |
As any old-timer will tell you, black bears are a common sight here in the woodsy foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. Just about every resident of Forest Falls and neighboring hamlets has a story about the bear who toppled the trash can or spooked the family dog.