12 Oct '17, 10pm

Retrieving 'ghost nets' to help save the vaquita

Retrieving 'ghost nets' to help save the vaquita

What Is Vaquita CPR? Vaquita CPR (Conservation, Protection, Recovery) is a plan led by the Mexican government and developed by key marine mammal experts around the world to locate, rescue and care for vaquitas in a safe haven, to be located in the Upper Gulf of California, with the ultimate goal to return them to a gillnet-free environment. Although this initiative faces a lot of uncertainty and is highly risky, WWF supports this effort as a bold and necessary action to save the species from extinction and, ultimately, facilitate its recovery. In support of CPR’s ultimate goal of returning vaquita to the wild, and in support of those vaquita remaining in the wild, WWF will maintain our focus on protecting the species' native habitat. The vaquita is the world’s most critically endangered marine mammal, with fewer than 30 individuals remaining. It lives only in a small porti...

Full article: https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/retrieving-ghost-ne...

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