Mexico’s government has launched three drones to back efforts to prevent illegal fishing activities that have led to the near extinction of the vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise.
The navy and the environment ministry on Thursday unveiled the Arcturus T-20 unmanned aerial vehicle, armed with high-resolution cameras to police the upper Gulf of California day and night.
It is the latest step taken by the government to save the vaquita, a species found only in a small area of Mexico’s northwest Gulf.
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