Today, we talk with Matt Podolsky and Sean Bogle from Wild Lens, who reflect on their experience witnessing the last-ditch rescue effort to save the vaquita from extinction. The illegal use of gill nets has taken a near-extinction toll on this species and the top marine-mammal experts made the bold move to try to capture a few with the aim of reviving the population in captivity.
It was risky and rife with controversy, but without a moment to spare the only thing left to do was to try.
Learn more about Sean and Matthew’s film project, Souls of the Vermilion Sea by clicking here.
Tags: baja, captive breeding, challenge, coexist, conservation, marine mammals, Mexico, Vaquita, vaquita capture, Vaquita CPR