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.


International Save The Vaquita Day 2016

“We are doing everything we can to reverse the Vaquita’s decline, from online awareness to in-person outreach. One of our biggest efforts has been International Save the Vaquita Day, which has taken place on the second Saturday of July since 2013. ISTVD is a worldwide celebration of the Vaquita and the people trying to save…