SeaWorld San Diego has 10 killer whales. But a California bill, supported by animal rights activists, would force SeaWorld to move the killer whales to a sea pen, stop breeding, and end the importing and exporting of the creatures.
The island night lizard was delisted as an endangered species in the US this week, after three decades of restoration efforts. Its recovery highlights an increased success rate in reestablishing endangered species.
The International Court of Justice, the main judicial organ of the United Nations, ordered Japan to temporary hold whaling activities in the Antarctic. The order comes after Australia filed a lawsuit questioning the 'scientific' nature of Japan's whaling program.