Vaquita Porpoise Almost Extinct

Vaquita Porpoise Almost Extinct

Conservationists are urging countries to slap trade sanctions on Mexico over its failure to rein in illegal fishing that could doom the vaquita marina porpoise to extinction within months. With only around 10 vaquita believed to remain in their sole habitat off northwestern Mexico, environmentalists insist only “drastic measures” can rescue the world’s smallest porpoise […]

What Were 2018’s Top Endangered Animals?

What Were 2018’s Top Endangered Animals?

Northern Right Whale Main causes for endangerment: Hunting, ship strikes and entanglement with fishing gear.Remaining: 400 The Vaquita Main causes for endangerment: Bycatch.Remaining: 12-15 Amur Leopard Main causes for endangerment: Poaching, poaching of prey species, habitat loss and deforestation or exploitation of forests.Remaining: 70 Javan Rhinoceros Main causes for endangerment: Low genetic diversity, natural disasters (tsunami and volcanos), disease, habitat destruction.Remaining: […]