Brooke Bessessen | An Island Press Author

Brooke Bessesen

Brooke Bessesen is a research fellow with Osa Conservation, a veterinary technician, and an author. She has written six books, including award-winning children’s books with wildlife-conservation themes, and an Arizona wildlife guide. She has also been a television producer for National Geographic and Discovery Health channels. She travels and lectures widely, particularly to educate children about wildlife conservation issues.


Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez

In 2006, vaquita, a diminutive porpoise making its home in the Upper Gulf of California, inherited the dubious title of world’s most endangered marine mammal. Nicknamed “panda of the sea” for their small size and beguiling facial markings,...