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.
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…
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…
Vaquita population down to 30 individuals
Extinction imminent The world’s most endangered marine mammal is racing towards extinction. It is very likely that only about 30…
Vaquita conservation efforts continue as time is running out
Time is running out for the vaquita porpoise Found only in Mexico’s Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), the vaquita…
Protected area for harbour porpoise off west Scotland
A marine protected area, or Special Area of Conservation (SAC), has been established by the Scottish government in the Inner…