The rescue efforts to save the tiny Vaquita porpoise from extinction have been terminated by Semarnat, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

The few Vaquita that were captured did not survive, so the efforts were abandoned with the estimated number still surviving in the Gulf of California, it’s only habitat, at approximately 30.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim and President Enrique Piña Nieto were among the many people supporting the project.

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