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Vaquita on Brink of Extinction, Only 30 Remain in the Wild

The most recent report from the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita shows that the situation for the vaquita has worsened and there are only 30 individuals that remain in the wild. The population has declined by 90 percent in the last 5 years, according to the scientific committee and the primary cause of death is vaquitas being caught in mesh netting used for the fishing of totoaba for commercial purposes.

Source: Vaquita on Brink of Extinction, Only 30 Remain in the Wild

As of July, 2016 we thought there were about 60 of these beauties left.  Now it looks like only 30.

Another human legacy.

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