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Category Archives: Wildlife

Lawyers, Guns and Money: Gold Mining and Biodiversity in the Biosphere Reserve

There’s a serpent in the Sierras and the botanists know just what to do!

June 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

Sea Turtles: A Baja Road Trip

Baja’s Sea Turtles: Saving the planet one road trip at a time.

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Battle of the Baja Bats

One bat pollinator has co-evolved with the cardón cactus for millennia, the other just happened upon a nice sweetie after gorging in scorpions. Which bat will ensure the cardón’s survival? Check out the research of bat ecologist Dr. Winifred Frick and her colleagues, then you decide who will win the Battle of the Baja Bats!

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Saving Espiritu Santo

The gift that keeps on giving. The story of how Tim Means and his coalition saved Isla Espiritu Santo from development, so that its wild, pristine beauty will be accessible for all generations to come.

April 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Wooing a Whale: Humpback Crooners in Baja

Whale song and sin – how humpback males get the girl.

December 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

SmartFish

Fishermen at Magdalena Bay sell some of their fish for between 5 and 8 pesos per kilo. By comparison, dirty plastic bottles fetch 9 or 10 pesos per kilo. This means that these fishermen are literally selling their fish for less than garbage, and to break even at that rate they need to catch and sell 800 kilos per day. To make money they need to do 1,000 kilos per day, and there is no way for a small boat to maintain quality at those volumes. This is the reverse alchemy that plagues Baja fishermen: they catch something that could be worth gold, but they’re selling it for less than garbage.”

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Manta Rays: The Ocean’s Kings of Charisma

A big-brained charismatic shark cousin? That’s just the beginning of the Manta story!

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment