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Mexico says only 22 vaquita porpoises remain

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Sat, 03/09/2019 - 3:37pm

Experts said Wednesday that only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, where a grim, increasingly violent battle is playing out between emboldened fishermen and the last line of defense for the smallest and most endangered porpoise in the world.

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With 86% Drop, California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low

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Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:34pm

They arrive in California each winter, an undulating ribbon of orange and black. There, migrating western monarch butterflies nestle among the state’s coastal forests, traveling from as far away as Idaho and Utah only to return home in the spring.

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In attempt to save the rarest marine mammal, court orders a ban on Mexican seafood imports Rosanna Xia

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Mon, 07/30/2018 - 9:53am

To protect one of the most endangered species in the world, an international trade court judge ordered the Trump administration Thursday to ban all seafood harvested with gill nets in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California — a bold move with significant political and economic consequences.

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How ripping out a plant species is helping save an endangered Southern California butterfly

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Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:07pm

The little El Segundo blue was the very first insect to make the endangered species list, back in 1976. Existing only in the coastal dunes between LAX and Palos Verdes, it has made a heartwarming return thanks to the efforts of environmentalists, who have persuaded various cities and jurisdictions to rip out ubiquitous fields of ice plant and restore the native habitat that is vital to the survival of this rare creature.

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To save the world's rarest marine mammal, conservationists seek ban on Mexican seafood imports

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Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:28pm

A decade of rescue crusades by conservation groups, hard-core eco-activists and the U.S. Navy have failed to prevent the world’s rarest porpoise from becoming fatally entangled in gill nets set for seafood in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California.