28 Jun '18, 9pm

UNESCO Ignores Vaquita's Imminent Extinction:

For Immediate Release, June 28, 2018 Contacts: Alejandro Olivera, Center for Biological Diversity, +521 612-104-0604, [email protected] (Español and English) Sarah Uhlemann, Center for Biological Diversity, +1-206-327-2344, [email protected] Marjorie Fishman, AWI, 202-446-2128, [email protected] UNESCO Ignores Vaquita's Imminent Extinction, Delays 'In Danger' Designation MANAMA, Bahrain— Conservation and animal-protection organizations reacted with alarm as the UNESCO World Heritage Committee today postponed an “in danger” listing for Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California World Heritage Site — home of the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. Fewer than 30 vaquita remain on the planet, after suffering decades of decline because of entanglement in gillnet fishing gear set to catch shrimp and other species. If curr...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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