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 seven 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.

Vaquita Talk and Book Signing

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 11:00am PST
SF Chapter of Wildlife Society
399 Marine Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
United States

ENTANGLED: A Deep Dive into the Vaquita Crisis with Brooke Bessesen

ENTANGLED: A Deep Dive into the Vaquita Crisis with Brooke Bessesen

When wildlife researcher Brooke Bessesen set out to write a book about the smallest cetacean, she had no idea how high the stakes would be. Traveling into Mexico, she found a cartel drama unfolding. Over the next twenty-two months, she followed the scientists studying vaquitas and the organizations and honest fishermen facing grave risk to save these tiny porpoises. Attempting to reconcile the conflicts obstructing conservation amid rising violence and a plummeting Vaquita population, Brooke found herself on a raw, personal journey to the doorstep of extinction. In this presentation, she helps clarify the historical and immediate forces driving the species to the brink and explores viable solutions to the crisis. Brooke is the author of the new book: Vaquita: Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez.

Join us for this special, free event with Brooke:
Saturday, February 2, 2019
11:00AM-1:00PM
Redwood Shores Library
Community Room
399 Marine Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
Free parking!

Brooke's talk will be followed by a question and answer session (~Approximately 11:00AM-12:00PM).

ENTANGLED: A Deep Dive into the Vaquita Crisis

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 12:00pm PST
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
47900 Portola Ave
Tennity Boardroom
Palm Desert, CA 92260
United States

ENTANGLED: A Deep Dive into the Vaquita Crisis. Join us for a unique Speaker Series event with researcher, Brooke Bessesen to hear her talk about Vaquita conservation efforts.

ENTANGLED: A Deep Dive into the Vaquita Crisis. Join us for a unique Speaker Series event with researcher, Brooke Bessesen to hear her talk about Vaquita conservation efforts.

When Brooke set out to write a book about the smallest cetacean, she had no idea how high the stakes would change. For 22 months, she followed scientists studying vaquitas and the organizations and honest fishermen facing grave risk to save these tiny porpoises. Attempting to reconcile the conflicts obstructing conservation amid rising violence and a plummeting vaquita population, Brooke found herself on a raw, personal journey to the doorstep of extinction. In this presentation, she shares stories from the field and helps clarify the historical and immediate forces driving a species to the brink. After her talk, she will be signing her new book, Vaquita: Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez.

ENTANGLED: A Deep Dive into the Vaquita Crisis

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:00pm PST
Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2
Canada

When researcher Brooke Bessesen set out to write a book about the smallest cetacean she had no idea how high the stakes would be. Traveling into Mexico, she found a cartel drama unfolding. Over the next twenty-two months she followed the...

When researcher Brooke Bessesen set out to write a book about the smallest cetacean she had no idea how high the stakes would be. Traveling into Mexico, she found a cartel drama unfolding. Over the next twenty-two months she followed the scientists studying vaquitas and the organizations and honest fishermen facing grave risk to save these tiny porpoises. Attempting to reconcile the conflicts obstructing conservation amid rising violence and a plummeting vaquita population, Brooke found herself on a raw, personal journey to the doorstep of extinction. In this presentation, she shares stories from the field and helps clarify the historical and immediate forces driving a species to the brink. 

When? Tuesday 27th November @ 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
Price: Free, but register to guarantee your seat. (There will be a limited number of tickets on the door)
Accessibility: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair accessible 
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium - Aquaquest Reception

Register