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Burmeister's porpoise are often by-caught in fisheries and exploited for human consumption.
The lack of knowledge about this species may be the biggest threat to its survival. While directed hunts and by-catch are serious issues that account for the loss of many of animals every year, there is no information on how many Burmeister's porpoise there are and whether or not the population is stable or declining.
Your symbolic adoption helps us raise the profile of this species and supports our conservation efforts.
- Personalized, printable adoption certificate
- Burmeister's Porpoise species profile
- Spot on virtual recognition wall
- Donation receipt for income tax purposes
Adopt a Burmeister's Porpoise
With the symbolic adoption of a Burmeister’s porpoise, you are helping to conserve porpoises and their habitats. Every adoption supports our research and education efforts and helps raise awareness for porpoises.
Want to donate as a gift or on behalf of someone else? Check "Dedicate this donation" and the name you enter will appear on the adoption certificate.
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