2023 Vaquita Survey Press Conference


June 7, 2023 – Hope for the survival of the world’s most endangered marine mammal was the highlight in the results of the 2023 Vaquita Survey, which were released today in a press conference with Survey leaders, senior Mexican government officials, and the NGO Sea Shepherd.

Survey data shows up to 10-13 Vaquita exist, including a minimum of one newly born calf, who have now been sighted in two consecutive surveys. Dr. Barbara Taylor, leader of the comprehensive evaluation, said “This survey revealed the greatest conservation success for vaquitas in my 30 years working to conserve this species,” and later in the report states “The apparent 90% decrease in gillnetting within the last stronghold of the Vaquitas is probably the most significant step taken to date to save this species.”

Read more at seashepherd.org

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