The environmental organization Greenpeace blamed the Government of Mexico for the possible disappearance of the vaquita marina.
Greenpeace filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission ( CNDH ), whereby it points out that the Government of Mexico is responsible for the possible disappearance and extinction of the vaquita marina.
According to the organization of protection and care of the environment, it is a priority that the current administration reports on the actions, strategies and resources to protect the species that, currently, only lives in the Upper Gulf of California.
The warning was not only against the current government of President Enrique Peña Nieto, but Greenpeace also launched a call to the next administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. He indicated that the next federal authorities will have to reveal what will be their way of proceeding to guarantee the protection of the species.
The complaint of the activists responds to their annoyance for alleged omissions in the protection strategy of the vaquita marina. He considered that the mission of protecting the animal by the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) and the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Segarpa) has not been taken responsibly.
In the same way, he indicated as co-responsible for the situation the authorities of the Federal Procurator for Environmental Protection (Profepa), the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries, and the National Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Greenpeace recalled that the current Mexican law, as well as international treaties, clearly establish the responsibilities of the Federal Government in terms of protecting biodiversity within the territory.
The numbers give the plaintiffs reason, say the experts, who revealed that the population of the vaquita was reduced 70 percent in the current administration. The dramatic decline began in 2015, leaving a total of 30 copies until the last report of 2016.
Source: Sexenio Mexico