There are now just 30 vaquita left in the wild

According to a recent report by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA), there are now just 30 vaquita left in the Upper Gulf of California, the body of water that separates Baja California from mainland Mexico and the species’ only known range. About 49 percent of the remaining vaquita population was lost between 2015 and 2016, CIRVA found. That makes the average annual rate of decline between 2011 and 2016 an estimated 39 percent — meaning that the population declined by some 90 percent over that five-year period.

— source news.mongabay.com

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