Category Archives: Vaquita

Vaquita decline even faster than expected

TweetThe sixth meeting of the Comité Internacional para la Recuperación de la Vaquita (CIRVA) was held in San Diego, California, USA, on 22 May 2015, immediately before the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee. CIRVA-6 commended the … Continue reading

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President of Mexico launches plan to save the vaquita

TweetOn 15 April 2015 President Enrique Peña Nieto made the first visit by any Mexican President to San Felipe (one of the two main fishing centers bordering the new gillnet exclusion zone) to announce the Program on the Comprehensive Care of … Continue reading

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Finally: Announcement from Mexico on Vaquita Conservation

TweetAfter months of anticipation, on 23 December 2014 the Government of Mexico finally released its official response to the recommendations of the July 2014 meeting of the international vaquita recovery team (Comité Internacional para la Recuperación de la Vaquita, CIRVA-5); … Continue reading

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New evidence that Mexican authorities are not adequately enforcing fishing regulations to protect vaquitas

TweetMexico’s endemic Gulf of California porpoise, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus), is the most endangered marine mammal species in the world. In that context, the CSG chairman has just received a set of photographs taken on 5 December 2014 over the … Continue reading

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Vaquita conservation update

TweetAs promised in the news item posted 2 August regarding availability of the vaquita recovery team’s (CIRVA) report, this is an update following the most recent (5th) meeting of the Advisory Commission to the Presidency of Mexico for Recovery of … Continue reading

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The Vaquita: New report from CIRVA released…

TweetThe recently completed report of the international vaquita recovery team (CIRVA) is now available here in English, and in Spanish.  The Mexican presidential commission on vaquita conservation is meeting on 31 July and 1 August to consider CIRVA’s findings, and … Continue reading

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New Presidential Commission to Save Vaquita Takes First Steps

TweetThe first meetings of the Comisión Asesora de la Presidencia de México para la Recuperación de la Vaquita (Advisory Commission of the Presidency of Mexico for the Recovery of the Vaquita) were held in Mexico City in February and March … Continue reading

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Update on Conservation Efforts for the Vaquita

TweetIn 1997, the Government of México convened a committee of international experts (CIRVA) to advise it on methods to save its endemic porpoise, the vaquita, from extinction. CIRVA met for the fourth time, in February 2012, in Ensenada, México. CIRVA … Continue reading

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Vaquita in decline

TweetNo species, except perhaps the baiji, has been of greater concern to the CSG over the last several decades than Mexico’s endemic Gulf of California porpoise, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). Already by the time of its scientific discovery and formal … Continue reading

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