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Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve

The Mexican government said Thursday it will use buoys to mark the reserve of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, in a bid to save...
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Mexico says only 22 vaquita porpoises remain

Experts say only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, the only place where the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise is found. Researcher...
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Fishermen attack boat protecting the Vaquita Refuge in Mexico

The Sea Shepherd environmental group has published a video of an attack by about two dozen small fishing boats on the vessel Farley Mowat in...
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Scientists lobby Mexico president over endangered porpoise

A group of prominent scientists issued an appeal Wednesday to Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, calling on him to take the unprecedented step...
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Mexico’s vaquita porpoise gets new chance; 6 sighted

Experts want to enclose a small area of the Gulf of California where the critically endangered vaquita porpoise remains after they sighted about a half...
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Judge in Mexico frees suspect of poaching in vaquita habitat

A judge in Mexico ordered the release Friday of a man accused of illegal fishing that endangers the world’s smallest porpoise. The arrest of Oscar...
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Mexico stops hotel project at Playa Xcacel, large sea turtle nesting beach

Environmental authorities in Mexico say they have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the...
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Mysterious manatee deaths in Mexican wetlands spurs quest for answers

In the swampy wetlands of southern Mexico, officials and researchers are struggling to explain the deaths of dozens of manatees, the chubby marine mammals once...
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Mexicans hold mournful procession for endangered porpoise

Activists and artists in Mexico held a mournful, dirge-like procession Saturday for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise as the species’ numbers fell below 30. With...
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Mexico says endangered vaquita porpoise died in captivity

Researchers were thrilled to have captured one of the few remaining vaquita porpoises, but announced Sunday that the adult female died after a few hours...
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Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young...
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On October 12, Mexico will begin capturing remaining Vaquita porpoises

An effort to capture the few remaining vaquita porpoises in Mexico’s Gulf of California will start next week. Mexican authorities and an international group of...
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