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WWF: Mexico Takes Strong Steps to Save the Vaquita Porpoise

In response to actions taken today by Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto to save the endangered vaquita porpoise, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from President and CEO Carter Roberts:

“This could be the first big marine mammal extinction in North America in the 21st century. President Peña Nieto’s policies will go a long way to save the vaquita. Mexico uniquely leads in protecting vaquita habitat, but we know Mexico can only succeed in shutting down the illegal totoaba trade if key markets also do their part, including the US and China.”