Scientists with the international survey mission currently underway in the waters off San Felipe in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California have spotted a mother and calf pair of vaquita.
New Vaquita Survey Underway as Mexico Promises to Commit Additional Resources to Enforce Law
A new survey mission is underway in the Upper Gulf of California to count the last remaining vaquita while Mexico commits new resources to save vaquita.
UNESCO Places Vaquita Habitat on World Heritage in Danger List
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has designated Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California as a World Heritage site in danger. In their decision, the committee cited their concerns over the imminent extinction of the vaquita porpoise as their reason for taking this critical step.
Vaquita Population Continues Decline as Totoaba Fishery Grows
A recent report published by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) paints an alarming picture of the ongoing struggle to save the world’s smallest whale from extinction. None of the previous efforts have halted the decline of the endangered vaquita porpoise, and unless immediate and drastic actions are taken by the Mexican government, extinction is now all but inevitable. But conservationists have not given up the fight.
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.
Scientists successfully capture, examine and release vaquita
On Wednesday, scientists operating in the Upper Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) successfully managed to locate, capture and transport…
Last-ditch attempt to save the vaquita to begin in Mexico
Preparations are underway for what could be the last attempt to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. An ambitious plan…
Mexico announces permanent ban of gill-nets in vaquita habitat
In an effort to save the vaquita, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) and the…
Europe scrambles to save the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise
With an estimated 700,000 animals throughout its range, the harbour porpoise seems to be doing well. This species is widely…