Representatives of 177 countries gathering in Bangkok for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, (CITES), received support, yesterday, from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the British Crown.
Gentle, and increasingly friendly to whale watchers, fin whales enjoy worldwide protection as their population struggles to recover from whaling. However, Iceland defies world agreements and hunts these whales, often selling the meat illegally to Japan.
This photo released by National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (NSPCA), shows dead reptiles and amphibians on top of a metal table at the Johannesburg Zoo, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.