Action on Vaquita
C. Faesi/Proyecto Vaquita via AP (credit)
Dec 2014: Washington Post story highlights the need to act immediately to save the vaquita from extinction.
The tiny vaquita porpoise of the Gulf of California, Mexico, is the world's most endangered cetacean species. The International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) has just released a report indicating that the vaquita's decline toward extinction has accelerated - there may now be fewer than 100 left. Click here to access the CIRVA report. The report calls upon the Government of Mexico to take immediate action to eliminate gillnets from the entire range of the vaquita and to accompany this measure with strong fisheries enforcement action. Click here for more information. The Marine Mammal Commission supported the participation of international experts in the meeting and continues to do all it can to assist Mexico in its efforts to ensure the survival of the vaquita.
2015 Annual Marine Mammal Commission Meeting
Where: Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC
When: May 5-7, 2015
The Marine Mammal Commission plans to hold its next annual meeting May 5-7, 2015 in Charleston, SC. At this meeting the Commission would engage other federal agencies, stakeholders, and interested members of the public in reviewing and discussing the science, policy, and management issues related to the Commission's mission to conserve marine mammals and the ecosystems of which they depend. Updated information will be posted as planning progresses.
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