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Saving the world's smallest sea mammal

#SeaShepherd #Oceans #Vaquita #Mexico #SeaOfCortez

Overview

Genre
Environment, Contemporary Issues, Social Issues, and Human Interest
Synopsis

The vaquita – the world’s smallest sea mammal – is on the brink of extinction. And some experts believe there may be less than two dozen left. Since 1996, the tiny Vaquita with its darkly-ringed eyes has been on the endangered species list. Poachers are its greatest threat and largely responsible for its near demise. A group of environmentalists, from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, has set out on a mission to save the vaquita. But now the environmentalists have become targets too. Filmmaker and journalist Franc Contreras travelled with them on the Sea of Cortez to report on this tangled tale.

Stage
finished
Running time
14 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
China Global Television Network, Americas Now
Country
Mexico
Years of Production
1 week
Locations
Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Prod. Partners
Franc Contreras Productions & Cactus Films and Video

Distribution Details

Release year
2019
Distribution
Worldwide distribution
Broadcast (Prod.)
China Global Television Network
Language
English and Spanish
Subtitles
English

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