Protection Status


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 underĀ CITES Appendix I, which means they cannot be traded commercially.