Mexico Implements Plan to Save Endangered Vaquita Porpoise

April 16, 2015 10:13 PM

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President Enrique Pena Nieto formally inaugurated a plan Friday to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise found only in the Sea of Cortez.

There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left and the head of the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico, Omar Vidal, called the shy, elusive porpoise "an emblematic species for Mexico, the equivalent of the panda for China."

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