Saving Vaquitas from Extinction

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Vaquita

The world’s most critically endangered marine mammal is a small porpoise called the vaquita.

Loathsome poachers in the Gulf of California relentlessly hunting giant fish called totoabas for their swim bladders, which fetch over $8,500 per kilo (2.2 pounds) on the Chinese black market, are indiscriminately killing vaquitas in illegal gill nets.

These poachers are a part of a worldwide network run by organized crime that’s washing billions of dollars each year through international banks and killing Earth’s wildlife quickly. Destruction of the natural environment, especially when willfully done, is known as ecocide. Did you know that since the 1970s, 50 percent of Earth’s wildlife has vanished?

There are fewer than 100 vaquitas remaining on the globe.

Please support the crucial conservation work of Sea Shepherd and together let’s save these exquisite little porpoises from extinction.

Love is the solution.

Earth Dr. Reese Halter’s latest book is “Shepherding the Sea: The Race to Save Our Oceans.”