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Read online news articles about Operation Milagro and the issues surrounding the vaquita porpoise and environs.

 

2017

Dec 26, 2017 - Poachers shoot down anti-poaching drone in the Gulf of California (LA Times)

Dec 2017 - Vaquita - The Business of Extinction (CNN Money)

Dec 3, 2017 - Is it too late to save Mexico's vaquita porpoise? (Al Jazeera)

Nov 17, 2017 - Interview with Captain Paul Watson on the vaquita crisis (Hawaiian Public Radio)

Nov 14, 2017 - Canadian environmental group in campaign to save vaquita porpoise (Radio Canada International)

Nov 14, 2017 - Mexico military crime-busters join ocean campaign to stop gangs wiping out vaquitas (Daily Express)

Nov 11, 2017 - 30 Vaquita Porpoises Are Left. One Died in a Rescue Mission (NY Times)

Nov 9, 2017 - A final bid to save the world's rarest porpoise ends in heartbreak. Is extinction next? (Washington Post)

Nov 8, 2017 - Vaquita porpoise capture operations end on Sea of Cortez (CBS8 San Diego)

Nov 6, 2017 - Endangered Porpoise Dies From Stress After People Capture Her (The Dodo)

Oct 27, 2017 - News 8's Shawn Styles teams up with Sea Shepherd on the Sea of Cortez (CBS8 San Diego video)

Oct 27, 2017 - Local scientists resume vaquita ‘rescue’ operation off San Felipe (CBS8 San Diego video)

Sep 20, 2017 - Avoiding Extinction (Hakai Magazine)

Aug 4, 2017 - US government spending $600K to rescue Mexican porpoises (CBS8 San Diego)

August 2017 - Goodbye, Vaquita: How Corruption and Poverty Doom Endangered Species (Scientific American)

July 21, 2017 - The Last Vaquitas: “I’ve Seen More Dead Than Alive” by John R. Platt (The Revelator)

June 12, 2017 - National Geographic Explorer "Cocaine of the Sea" (National Geographic video)

June 5, 2017 - The world's smallest porpoise has caused a big battle in Baja Californiaa (LA Times)

May 26, 2017 - In Mexico, A Last-Ditch Effort To Save The Vaquita, On The Verge Of Extinction (NPR)

May 22, 2017 - The Desperate Gambit That Could Save A Tiny Porpoise From Extinction ... Or Kill It (HuffPost)

May 12, 2017 - Mexican vaquita porpoise pushed toward extinction by illicit fish bladder trade (San Diego Union-Tribune)

April 27, 2017 - Only Captivity Will Save the Vaquita, Experts Say (NY Times)

April 12, 2017 - The race to save Mexico's vaquita from extinction (Aljazeera)

Feb 17, 2017 - Before Vaquitas Vanish, a Desperate Bid to Save ThemDesperate Bid to Save Them (NY Times)

 

2016

May 23, 2016 - 'Aquatic cocaine': Fish bladders are latest Mexican smuggling commodity (CNN)

May 22, 2016 - The Last Vaquitas (CBS News - 60 Minutes)

May 14, 2016 - The Vaquita, the World’s Smallest Porpoise, Slips Closer to Extinction (NY Times)

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Milagro III

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