vaquita conservation


Official CIRVA Report is Released

The International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita has released the official report from their meeting that took place November 29-30th, 2016 in La Jolla, California.  The news is not… Read more »


Vaquita 2016 : Year in Review

Our podcast conversation with Tom Jefferson, the director of Viva Vaquita:       It has been 18 months since we began the production of our film Souls of the… Read more »


Mexico Permanently Bans Gillnets in the Upper Gulf!

More than a year ago Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña-Nieto announced a two year ban on the use of gillnets throughout the range of the vaquita in the Northernmost portion of… Read more »


An Important Milestone in the Effort to Save the Vaquita

This past week I was invited to attend the seventh annual meeting of the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) which took place in Ensenada, Mexico.  The… Read more »


A Species in Peril, A Community in Crisis

When we began working on our documentary about the vaquita, Souls of the Vermilion Sea, this species of porpoise was already considered to be the most endangered marine mammal on… Read more »


Celebrating Sustainable Seafood in Baja

After spending close to a week in San Felipe and talking with many different people in the community about the crisis facing the vaquita, I prepared to depart for Ensenada. … Read more »


Our final shoot of 2015 for Souls of the Vermilion Sea – It’s a Wrap!

Although we still have lots of filming ahead of us for this project, this marks the final filming expedition of this year.  This story has so many complex facets that… Read more »


Souls of the Vermilion Sea Filming Continues!

Once again we have returned to the Upper Gulf of California for our third expedition to capture the beauty of the area and the complexity of the vaquita’s story.  Our crew… Read more »


Souls of the Vermilion Sea Producer’s Meeting

This past week the producer’s of our newest documentary project, Souls of the Vermilion Sea converged on California’s Bay Area for an intensive, three day producer’s meeting. Production began on this… Read more »


EOC 044: Vaquita Outreach for a Younger Audience with Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky

Episode Summary: In this week’s show we are taking a fresh look at vaquita recovery efforts with teenaged author Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky. Aidan first learned about the plight of the vaquita in… Read more »