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Captive breeding is a final roll of the dice for the vaquita

发布时间:2019-02-27 05:06:01来源:未知点击:

Flip Nicklin/Minden Pictures/Alamy Yet another vaquita has turned up dead in recent weeks, making one less of the small, smiley-faced porpoise that is the world’s most endangered cetacean. Estimated to number as few as 30 earlier this year, this endearing species has become a poster child for conservation – not least because its decline has been obvious for decades, yet all attempts to save it so far have failed. In a last-ditch attempt to avoid extinction,