Protection Status

Endangered »

Endangered Species Act

Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), vaquitas are listed as endangered, which means they in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of their range.

Critically Endangered »

IUCN Red List

The vaquita is listed as critically endangered, meaning calculated probability of its extinction during the next 10 years is greater than 50%.

Appendix I »


Vaquitas are listed under CITES Appendix I, which means they cannot be traded commercially.