International Save the Vaquita Day

This year, Saturday, July 11, 2015 has been designated as the Third Annual International Save the Vaquita Day!! This is intended to be an annual event similar to Earth Day, but with a specific focus on raising awareness and appreciation of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). Events around the globe…

Report: Vaquita population continues to decline, faster than expected

A report published recently by the Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) points towards the decline of vaquita at a much higher rate than previously estimated. A review of acoustic monitoring data gathered between 2011 and 2014 shows an average estimated annual rate of decline of 31%, compared to the 18.5% annual decline estimated for the 2011 to 2013 sampling period. The higher average is the result of a very low number of vaquita detections in 2014.