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Title Saving vaquita : considerations in the race against extinction / [produced by Island Press]
Published District of Columbia : Island Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (63 minutes)
Summary As Brooke Bessesen writes in her new book, Vaquita: Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez, "Conservation is messy business." Economic, cultural, political, and legislative forces all come into play when considering protection strategies for an at-risk species. And, frustratingly, the best approach for victory isn't always clear. Local communities have to balance potential job losses and preservation of their cultural history with conservation goals. When governments help or hinder the cause, lawsuits become tools for action. Because of these complex dynamics, key players in the conservation effort may, at times, find themselves at odds--even if their end goal is the same. This webinar, moderated by Dr. Tom Jefferson, explores the complicated issue of endangered species recovery through the lens of the now extremely rare porpoise, the vaquita, asking: When it comes to saving a species, is it possible to unify all concerned parties to fight for a common, singular objective? Bessesen introduces the world's smallest cetacean and explains the history of its plight. By examining the economic, cultural, and legislative aspects of vaquita conservation, audience members are encouraged to consider the universal goals and challenges related to disappearing species worldwide
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed December 13, 2019)
Performer Presenter: Brooke Bessesen
Notes In English
Subject Phocoena sinus.
Totoaba fisheries -- Mexico -- California, Gulf of
Poaching -- Mexico -- California, Gulf of
Wildlife conservation -- Mexico -- California, Gulf of
Rare mammals -- Mexico -- California, Gulf of
Endangered species -- Mexico -- California, Gulf of
Phocoena sinus -- Conservation -- Social aspects
Phocoena sinus -- Conservation -- Economic aspects
Wildlife conservation -- Social aspects -- Mexico -- California, Gulf of
Wildlife conservation -- Economic aspects -- Mexico -- California, Gulf of
Endangered species.
Phocoena sinus.
Rare mammals.
Totoaba fisheries.
Wildlife conservation.
Wildlife conservation -- Economic aspects.
Wildlife conservation -- Social aspects.
Pacific Ocean -- Gulf of California.
Genre/Form lectures.
Environmental films.
Environmental films.
Films environnementaux.
Form Streaming video
Author Island Press, production company.