Vaquita. Photo by Paula Olson, NOAA (Wikimedia Commons).

The vulnerable vaquita: Immediate action needed to save critically endangered porpoise

When most people think of cetaceans, they think of the most iconic species: dolphins and whales. The vaquita—a small gray porpoise with an elusive lifestyle that’s native to Mexico’s Gulf of California—isn’t well known to most people, despite… Read More
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Photo by Carl Safina. Vicki Fishlock at work in Kenya.

China bans ivory, offering new hope for elephants

Every fifteen minutes an elephant is murdered so that someone somewhere can buy an ivory bracelet, carving, or some trinket that humans and elephants both could live without. Last fall the world’s nations met in Johannesburg to decide… Read More
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Letter-writers make history: President Obama declares first Atlantic Ocean National Monument

Co-authored by Erica Cirino When President Obama established the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument last week, he did something no other U.S. president has done before him: He designated a vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean… Read More
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