WoG in the news

Mexico’s Whales are Winning as Everyday Heroes Work Together with Katherina Audley. Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast. Episode 172. Goodness Exchange. March 2024.

Knighton, Conor. Facial recognition? How about tail recognition? Identifying individual humpback whales online. CBS Sunday Morning. August 2023.

Paterson, Kent. Whale survived strike believed to have killed mother. EcoAmericas. May 2023.

Paterson, Kent. Death of Fran has major ripple effect. EcoAmericas. September 2022.

Episode 122 – Special Guest Katherina Audley. The Whalenerds Podcast. 26 August 2022.

Protecting Mexico’s Whales & Empowering Local Communities with Katherina Audley. Rewildology Podcast. Episode 76. 19 May 2022.


Whale tails reveal travel between Hawaiʻi and Mexico in same breeding seasons. Maui Now. 18 February 2022.

Goodridge, Elisabeth. 52 Places for a Changed World. The 2022 list highlights places around the globe where travelers can be part of the solution. The New York Times. January 2022

Leprettre, Cédric. Documentary: Les Eclaireurs de l’Eau  Océans // Canal+ 17 November 2021.
Password : leseclaireurs; WoG portion starts at 20:00.

Middlewood, Erin. Hazel Dell photographer spots whale, gets to name it for herself. The Columbian. 10 June 2021.

Alarcón, Claudia. How a New Tequila Brand is Helping to Protect the Whales in Guerrero. Forbes. 21 April 2021.

Conversation with Katherina Audley of Whales of Guerrero. Mexico Beyond the Beach Podcast. April 12 2021.

Ashe, Elisabeth. Guerrero charity promotes whale watching that avoids stress for the animals. Mexico News Daily. 25 March 2021.

Castillo, Isaac. Embarcaciones privadas no respetaron avistamiento de ballenas: Andrea Chávez. El sol de Acapulco. 24 March 2021.

Castillo, Isaac. Temporada de Ballenas 2021 fue todo un éxito en Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo: Andrea García. El sol de Acapulco. 23 March 2021.

Yokleng, Pun,  Varamiento de ballenas: todo lo que debes saber sobre este fenómeno. FOOD & TRAVEL México. 9 November 2020.

Community-based whale conservation in Mexico. Marine Mammal Science Podcast. 2 September 2020.

Jaime Ojendiz Realeño, National Geographic Emprenderá Proyecto Educative en el Municipio. Despertar de la Costa. 10 February 2020.

Santamaría, Jorge. Rodrigo y Gabriela Metaevolution (y Motitas la Ballena). Excelsior. 12 December 2019.

Aguirre Orozco, N. Capitanía entrega permisos para turismo náutico en Barra de Potosí. Despertar de la Costa. September 28, 2018.

Audley, K. Los diez mejores consejos sobre cómo inspirar a las comunidades a restaurar el medio ambiente. National Geographic Voices.  

Audley, K. Top ten tips on how to inspire communities to restore the environment, National Geographic Voices.  

Audley, K. Planning Trip for Fishermen’s Learning Exchange in Baja Triggers a Blue Revolution in Guerrero, National Geographic Voices.  

Paterson, K. Whale Watching Boom Raises Hope in Mexico. EcoAmericas. April 2018.

Audley, K. Season 5 Field Report from Guerrero, Mexico: The Whales are Back to Calve, National Geographic Voices.  

Audley, K. 2017: Think Global, Act Local, National Geographic Voices.  

Audley, K. The Case of the Missing Whales, National Geographic Voices.  

Asking the Right Questions to Protect the Ocean

Audley, K. Whale of a tale: How a Mexican fishing village found ownership of its cetaceans. National Geographic Voices: Ocean Views. September 13, 2017.

Martin, G., One woman’s idea to save a whale and aid a community. California Magazine. August 2017.

Audley, K. Whale conservation spurs economic revival in Mexican fishing community. National Geographic Voices: Ocean Views. June 10, 2017.

Olio, M. Whale Photo Identification Project. Destino Magazine. February 15, 2017.

US Department of Fish and Wildlife Services. Solving a Whale Mystery With Temporary Tattoos, Ecotourism and Local Communities. Medium.com. December 19, 2016

Cendejas, R. Aumenta número de ballenas jorobadas frente a costas de Zihuatanejo. Quadratin. September 30, 2016.

Erickson, B. A Whale’s Tail: The Whales of Guerrero Research Project. Imagine-Mexico. February 16, 2016.

Paterson, K. The Futures of Whales and Humans in Mexico. Frontera Norte Sur. February 11, 2016.

Luvos. Se analiza la posibilidad de declarer zona de avistamiento y observacíon de Ballenas a Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Zihua en Foque. January 25, 2016.

Staff. Con apoyo municipal avanza estudio sobre ballena jorobada. La Voz de Zihuatanejo. January 25, 2016.

Staff. Apoya gobierno municipal proyecto de Ballena Jorobada. La Voz de Zihuatanejo. January 5, 2016.

Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales. Programa de Fortalecimiento del Ecoturismo en el Estado de Guerrero. Gobierno del Estado de Guerrero. 2015.

Audley, K., Playa Blanca, Mexico: The perfect beach, perfectly accessible from Portland. The Oregonian. January 6, 2013