Spring 2019 Lecture Series
La Vaquita Marina: Where do we go from here?
In Collaboration with CEDO, Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans celebrating their 40th anniversary
La Vaquita Marina, a small porpoise endemic to the upper Gulf of California, is on the precipice of extinction. Global scale economic pressure fuels local gill-net fishing that ensnare the vaquita, driving their numbers down to as few as a dozen individuals remaining. This lecture series with experts from Mexico and the United States will explore what lessons we can learn from an intertwined web of science, local and global economics, politics, black markets, and conservation. What can be taken from this dire situation for future conservation? Where does the middle ground exist and how do we get there?
Videos of Lectures:
1) Vanishing Vaquitas
Dr. Barbara Taylor: https://youtu.be/6djJCesu4FU
2) Stories from the Field
Brooke Bessesen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIIeHprNRCw
3) Local Livelihoods
Dr. Marrcela Vasquez Leon: https://youtu.be/ylMOdpgYmcE
Osmar Xavier Villalobos Cristerna: https://youtu.be/oIc1NnvF9zM
4) Operation Milagro
5) Lessons Learned and Market Driven Solutions
Dr. Sarah Mesnik and Peggy Turk Boyer: https://youtu.be/vqFIzWbM7nA