POURING BLOOD: Blood spilled by anti-government protesters is seen on a street in front of the residence of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vajjajiva on Mar. 17 in Bangkok, Thailand. A day earlier, thousands of red-shirted protesters dumped plastic bottles of their blood in front of Mr. Abhisit’s office and his political party’s headquarters. They collected about 300 liters from 50,000 protesters, reports said – far short of their aim of 1,000 liters.
About 30 million fish and other creatures are caught annually to supply the home aquarium market, taking a toll on some reef ecosystems. But conservationists are working to improve the industry by ending destructive practices and encouraging aquaculture.
In fish-crazed Japan, where eating seafood is a vital part of the nation's culture, conservation groups are working with companies to persuade more Japanese to eat certified, sustainably caught seafood. If they succeed, it could have a significant positive impact on the world's fisheries.
The promised release of three activists who boarded a Japanese whaling ship a few days ago signals a victory for behind-the-scenes diplomacy with Australia.
Though the Sea Shepherd conservation group is down a ship, a rogue wave did succeed in putting a spotlight on Japan’s annual whaling season and the activist effort to put an end to it.
Financial pressures, clashes with the Sea Shepherd antiwhaling activists, and a drop in the demand for whale meat are contributing to the delayed whaling ship departure.
Japan dolphin hunt: The star of 'The Cove,' a documentary about a Japanese dolphin hunt, is back in Japan to protest the slaughter but had to cancel his trip to the village at the center of the controversy because of threats.
Laura Dekker, the 14-year-old Dutch sailor, hopped onto her boat Wednesday and sailed off from the Netherlands. Laura Dekker hopes to become the youngest person to make a solo voyage around the world.
A court in Japan gave Sea Shepherd activist Peter Bethune a suspended two-year jail term Wednesday. During last winter's annual 'whale wars,' he sneaked onto a whaling ship to try to arrest its captain for sinking the Ady Gil speedboat.