Tag: vaquita

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CITES’s Last Chance: Stop the illegal totoaba trade to save the vaquita

The illegal trade in totoaba fish maws is rapidly driving the vaquita marina to extinction. This small rare porpoise endemic to Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California is collateral damage in the pursuit of huge profits by organised criminal networks that sell totoaba swim bladders in Asian markets, primarily China.

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Plight of the Ocean Sentinels

A briefing to the 66th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) from October 24-28, 2016 in Slovenia. This report explores some of the major environmental threats facing cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), from plastic, chemical and noise pollution to climate change, bycatch and ship strikes

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Collateral Damage

The vaquita’s plight as the world’s most endangered cetacean species is not due to direct threats such as hunting. Instead, its plummeting numbers are due to indiscriminate killing in illegal gillnets used to poach critically endangered totoaba fish