Mexico to Use Drones to Protect Endangered Porpoise

January 19, 2015 10:08 PM

4 0

Mexico has begun testing unmanned drones that could help it save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, which is threatened by illegal fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez.

Alejandro del Mazo, an assistant prosecutor with Mexico's environmental protection agency, said Monday he hopes to have three drones patrolling the vaquita's habitat in coming months. The sea, also known as the Gulf of California, is the only place vaquitas are found.

Read more

To category page

Loading...