Scientists in the Vaquita CPR program as well as Secretary of the Environment Rafael Pacchiano of Mexico have successfully located, captured, and transported a Vaquita porpoise into captivity. This species is extremely endangered, with only 30 individuals remaining in the wild. Because of this, the news made conservation history, as Pacchiano says, "No one has ever captured and cared for a Vaquita porpoise, even for a brief period of time. This is an exciting moment and as a result, I am confident we can indeed save the Vaquita marina from extinction". The rescue took place during the second week of the bold plan to rescue the Vaquita from extinction by the Mexican government. The team successfully released the calf, and now they are confident that they will be able to continue to help the Vaquita species.
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