SAVE THE VAQUITA!
Be part of the change:
Aquariums and organizations across the U.S. are sending postcards to the new President of Mexico to keep him motivated to keep up the efforts to save the Vaquita. Until January 31, Anyone can send a postcard to the address below and it will be sent to the Mexican Embassy.
Dr. James A. Danoff-Burg
Director of Conservation
The Living Desert
47900 Portola Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
The U.S. Court of International Trade just ordered the government to ban seafood imports from Mexico's Gulf of California. For more information refer to the link below.
Sign the Petition:
THIS IS A VAQUITA.
ONLY 30 VAQUITAS ARE LEFT.
BUT EXTINCTION IS NOT AN OPTION.
VAQUITAS ONLY LIVE IN THE NORTHERN TIP OF THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA, IN MEXICO.
NOBODY IS TRYING TO HURT VAQUITAS.
BUT DEADLY GILLNETS ARE ILLEGALLY USED TO HUNT FOR SHRIMP AND AN ENDANGERED BASS CALLED THE TOTOABA in the vaquita's range.
vaquitas are caught in these nets.
totoaba swim bladders are used in traditional chinese medicine, driving demand and hurting both species.
there is a solution.
gillnets have recently been permanently banned throughout the vaquita's range, but enforcement remains a challenge.
please sign our petition to encourage the incoming president of mexico to continue efforts to save the vaquita!
in the long-term gillnets must be replaced with vaquita-safe alternatives.
these nets have already been designed and tested.
what can you do?
tell all of your friends about the vaquita.
be on the lookout for totoaba traffickers in the united states (particularly the los angeles and san diego areas.)
avoid eating gillnet-caught shrimp from the gulf of california.
attend international save the vaquita day events.