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Mexico | Drastic cuts to national park agency could sink efforts to save vaquitas

In the northern reaches of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, the world’s most endangered marine mammal — a small porpoise called the vaquita marina - is on the brink of extinction.

But an unprecedented 75% budget cut to Mexico’s park service — the National Commission of Protected Areas (CONANP) — could further threaten already complicated conservation efforts in the region.

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