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

2019-04-04 04:16:10

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,