World, March 13, 2010 (Pal Telegraph,AFP)- File picture shows a fishmonger cutting up a large tuna at his shop in Tokyo's Tsukiji market. The only UN body with the power to ban trade in endangered animals and plants starts a triennial meeting in Doha on Saturday with bluefin tuna, African elephants and polar bears on the docket.
VIDEO The fate of the world's endangered species is up for discussion in Doha over the next two weeks. Measures to safeguard dwindling numbers of bluefin tuna, hammerhead sharks, elephants and tigers could be voted in by the 175 countries making up CITES. Duration:02
This 2008 NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Ike. Caribbean weather experts launched a task force Friday to provide Haiti storm forecasts amid fears the 2010 hurricane season could devastate the country's already fragile infrastructure.