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The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is the world’s most endangered marine mammal. Scientists estimate only 10 individuals remain in the northern Gulf of California, the only place the tiny porpoise is found. Nearly one out of every five vaquitas get entangled and drown in small-mesh gillnets intended...

For Immediate Release, June 8, 2021 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, tsteiner@seaturtles.org ‘A Wake for the Whales’ Marks Bay Area Deaths, Calls for New Protections SAN FRANCISCO—Turtle Island Restoration Network joined conservation groups and whale lovers today — which is World Oceans Day — at Crissy Field Beach in...

Each winter, small populations of monarch butterflies overwinter in Bolinas, California. With only 1,194 monarchs recorded overwintering on the coast this past winter, the number of Western Monarch butterflies overwintering on the California coast has fallen to a record low. To contribute to the efforts...

In Costa Rica, the National System of Protected Areas (SINAC)—responsible for the administration of the nation’s national parks, conservation areas, and other protected  areas in the country—published a new Official List of Endangered Species and with Reduced and Threatened Populations. The updated list includes three species...

The bipartisan Recovering American’s Wildlife Act was reintroduced in Congress recently. If passed, it would be one of the most significant investments in wildlife conservation in recent history. Benefitting thousands of species from becoming endangered, the proposed bill would fund efforts led by the states,...