Category Archives: Critically Endangered

Jan 2017 update on the decline of the Vaquita

TweetAs noted in the 16 December 2016 posting on this site, CIRVA (Comité Internacional para la Recuperación de la Vaquita) met in November to update its findings and recommendations concerning vaquita science and conservation. The meeting report, which was officially … Continue reading

Posted in Critically Endangered, entanglements, Vaquita | Leave a comment

Update on the Vaquita

TweetIn June 2016, we reported that the survey conducted in September–December 2015 had shown that only about 60 vaquitas were left (as detailed in the CIRVA-7 report). Despite valiant efforts by the Mexican government and NGOs, it clear that illegal … Continue reading

Posted in Critically Endangered, entanglements, Vaquita | Leave a comment

‘Extinction Is Imminent’: New report from Vaquita Recovery Team (CIRVA) is released

TweetAnalyses of visual sightings and acoustic detections of vaquitas during the range-wide survey last September-December have now been released, suggesting that only about 60 of these tiny ‘desert porpoises’ remain on the planet. And, despite an unprecedented effort by the … Continue reading

Posted in Critically Endangered, Vaquita | Leave a comment