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Operation Milagro

by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society 1 Feb 02:09 UTC
Operation Milagro © Sam Rose Phillips

Sea Shepherd crews are on the front lines in Mexico, protecting the most endangered marine mammal in the world.

The vaquita, a tiny porpoise endemic to the Gulf of California, faces extinction due to rampant gillnet poaching in the area. Only 6-19 of these elusive mammals remain in existence.

Sea Shepherd has been working with Mexican authorities for six years, removing the illegal nets that threaten the survival of the vaquita and many other species found in the area. Over 1000 pieces of illegal fishing gear have been removed from the home of the vaquita, saving countless lives and giving the vaquita a fighting change at survival.

Read more about this victory here.

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