DiCaprio Persuaded Mexican President to Help Rare Marine Mammals

08.06.2017

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim have signed an agreement that will help to preserve the endangered species - a Californian sea pig, or wakita.

DiCaprio Persuaded Mexican President to Help Rare Marine Mammals

The signed treaty completely prohibits the use of gillnets for the Totoab fish production in the north of the Gulf of California. These networks entangled and killed sea pigs. To compensate the fishermen for losses, DiCaprio and Sliema will allocate considerable funds, which will also be directed to the development of alternative methods of fishing the Totoab.

The problem is that the Totoab floating bubble in China is considered a medicament and costs a lot of money. Therefore, the Mexicans do not want to miss their chance to earn and actively arrange gillnets. As a result, sea pigs are getting less every day. Now the population of the species ranges from 100 to 300 individuals.