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Mexico | Vaquita rescue program dealt huge setback after breeding-age female dies following capture

Last month, the government of Mexico launched a last-ditch effort to save the Critically Endangered vaquita, a small porpoise known to reside only in the Gulf of California.


A team of marine mammal experts assembled by the Mexican government created a project called Vaquita Conservation, Protection and Recovery (VaquitaCPR) that aims to capture the remaining 30 vaquitas (Phocoena sinus) and keep them safe in specially built floating “sea pens” until the species’ survival is no longer threatened by the illegal trade and fishing activities that have driven them to the brink of extinction.


https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/breeding-age-female-vaquita-dies-after-being-taken-into-captivity/

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