Vaquita porpoise could survive … but only if illegal fishing stops immediately

Vaquita porpoise could survive … but only if illegal fishing stops immediately

Scientists studying the DNA of the world’s smallest cetacean and rarest marine mammal, the vaquita porpoise, have made a surprising and bittersweet discovery. With a tiny population of fewer than 10 individuals left, the mammal was assumed by conservationists to be at a similar risk of harmful mutations and inbreeding as other species with small […]

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TripAdvisor Will No Longer Sell Tickets to Dolphin or Whale Attractions

TripAdvisor Will No Longer Sell Tickets to Dolphin or Whale Attractions

TripAdvisor has announced it will no longer sell tickets to major attractions that import or breed captive dolphins and whales for entertainment. This update will affect major attractions including SeaWorld. Animal activists consider this a win. TripAdvisor created an animal welfare policy in 2016 and this is its latest update. Both the company and Viator, […]

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Suspected totoaba poachers shot by authorities in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez

Suspected totoaba poachers shot by authorities in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez

Three suspected totoaba poachers were reportedly shot yesterday by Mexican marines following a confrontation over illegal gillnets that had been confiscated. According to local news outlet Fronteras, the governor of the Mexican state of Baja California, Francisco Vega, has confirmed that three people were injured in a shootout between suspected poachers and Mexican marines early […]

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