International Day of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise 2018

Today is the 16th Annual International Day of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise – a critically endangered sub-population that continues to decline decades after the scientific recognition of its dwindling population size.

Whether it is the Vaquita, the Yangtze finless porpoise or the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise, it is clear that these small, intelligent marine mammals cannot withstand the pressures we put on them. They each are considered to be Critically Endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.


Vaquita rescue mission ends in Mexico

Today marks the scheduled end of VaquitaCPR’s one-month mission to try and move some of the last vaquita to the safety of a sanctuary. It’s been a difficult month for the expert conservationists from around the world that had been assembled to implement what was meant as an insurance policy against the extinction of the small vaquita porpoise. The mission helped put the world’s spotlight back on the world’s most endangered marine mammal, and efforts are set to continue to save this species.