Saving the Almost Extinct Vaquita Porpoise in Mexico
John Holman - Al Jazeera
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March 13, 2017



Update: Environmentalist Find Vaquita Marina Porpoise Washed Up Dead on Beach in Gulf of California (Agence France-Presse)

Illegal fishermen in northern Mexico are being blamed for driving the world’s most endangered marine mammal to the brink of extinction.

The vaquita lives only in the Sea of Cortez, and there are just 30 left.

A team of international scientists and conservationists is battling to save the small and rarely seen porpoise.

Related: To Pressure Mexican Officials to Save the Endangered Vaquita, Conservation Groups Call for Mexican Shrimp Boycott (Animal Welfare Institute)

Related: Battle to Save Mexico's Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Turns to Violence (Associated Press)

Related: Update on Idaho Filmmaker Trying to Save a Tiny Porpoise (Boise State Public Radio)

Related: The Oregon Coast Aquarium Helps Raise Awareness for Endangered Porpoise (Siuslaw News)

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