THE VAQUITA PORPOISE IS ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION. PLEASE HELP US SAVE THEM.
In the summer of 2021, the Mexican government lifted a ban on fishing in the vaquita’s habitat, clearing the way for even more deadly gillnets in the area. At what is expected to be an accelerated rate of loss, many scientists believe the vaquita will likely be extinct within months. The government’s decision is a serious setback, but we will continue working with our conservation partners to try and keep the vaquita from disappearing forever.
Dr. Cynthia Smith, Executive Director of the NMMF, and Dr. Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho, the world’s leading vaquita scientist, are featured together in the National Geographic documentary Sea of Shadows with the VaquitaCPR Team. Today, the NMMF continues its important conservation work using lessons learned from working to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction and applying them to other highly-endangered marine mammals.
About the Vaquita
The vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal in the world.
SEA OF SHADOWS
The story of the vaquita and the problems affecting the Upper Gulf of California is being told in a new documentary film.
VaquitaCPR: Meet Dr. Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho
Conservation, Protection, and Recovery are key components to the survival of the vaquita and the Upper Gulf of California.
The situation with the vaquita highlights the challenges faced in many of the worlds critical conservation issues.
The Rescue Mission
Learn more about the VaquitaCPR Rescue Efforts.
Support Our Efforts
Whatever level of giving you choose, your donation is invaluable to our work saving the Vaquita. Together we can make a difference.