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WWF Warns Mexico to Save Near-extinct Vaquita

One of the rarest creatures in the world, the vaquita (pictured), is on the brink of extinction, the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has warned Mexico.

“Time is rapidly running out for the vaquita, we could tragically lose the ‘panda of the sea’ in a matter of months,” said Chris Gee, head of campaigns at WWF-UK.

The world’s 30 remaining vaquitas are all believed to reside in the Upper Gulf of California.

WWF has called for a permanent gillnet ban to be introduced by the Mexican government, as the temporary ban is due to expire this week.

You can sign a letter urging Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, to take action on the WWF website by clicking here.

Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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