31 Dec '16, 3pm

Plan to save the near-extinct vaquita porpoise could have a disastrous outcome:

Plan to save the near-extinct vaquita porpoise could have a disastrous outcome:

The world’s smallest and rarest porpoise is only years away from disappearing forever, but a new plan launched to save them has stirred controversy among those who want to see them survive. Vaquitas , who were only just scientifically identified in the 1950s, live only in a small area in the northern part of the Gulf of California, off the coast of Mexico. They have been sliding closer to the brink of extinction for decades, and unfortunately, efforts to help them recover haven’t been enough. According to the latest official count , which was released this spring by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA), there are only an estimated 60 individuals left – down from 200 as recently as 2012. At the rate they’re declining, it’s believed they’ll be gone forever by 2022. One of their biggest threats is being killed as bycatch. They are often entangle...

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