Today on 8th of July, we are marking international Vaquita day. The main focus of the day and accompanying events all over the world is on raising awareness and appreciation of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). Vaquita is a small porpoise that can be found only in the northern Gulf of California, in Baja California, Mexico. The species is nearly extinct, with less than 30 individuals left, and declining at about 50% per year. The population is declining fast due to gill net fishing and illegal fishing for the totoaba fish blather, which is used in Asia in traditional medicine.
Morigenos is supporting the efforts and campaign to save the Vaquita. Find out more about the smallest porpoise in the world and how you can help here.