The vaquita could go extinct this year as totoaba poaching continues to increase

China’s demand for swim bladders from a giant Mexican fish called the totoaba is putting the species at risk. It’s also pushing a small porpoise known as the vaquita, one of the most endangered mammals in the world, to the brink of extinction.

Mongabay

Last updated on 15 April 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Mexico
Region: 
North America
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Species group: 
Marine mammals