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Will traditional Chinese medicine exterminate the vaquita?

October 9, 2014

The vaquita (left) is a small and rare porpoise in the Sea of Cortés. Where it is bycatch to poachers seeking the swim bladder from a fish. Which swim bladder is sold as medicine in China. Alas, China’s growing wealth and its population’s continued belief in traditional medicines is threatening quite a few animals worldwide. Like the pangolin.

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