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International Save the Vaquita Day 2018

will be on Saturday, 7 July!

 

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The Vaquita Porpoise:

A Conservation Emergency

 

The vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus) is considered by most to be the rarest and most-endangered species of marine mammal in the world. In January 2017, the population size of the vaquita was thought to be <50, based on the results of a 2015 vessel survey and acoustic study. It is the smallest of only seven species of true porpoises, and is the only one that lives in warm waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is found in a tiny area in the extreme northern Gulf of California, near Baja California, Mexico. Learn more about vaquita>

 

An immediate and total removal of gillnets from the entirety of the vaquita's range can save it from extinction.

 

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News & Updates

A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side

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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: READ THE LATEST FROM V-LOG

 

 

MAY 15, 2018

 

Our junior member, Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky, has been an active part of VIVA Vaquita for over six years, starting as a junior high and high school student.  He is now an adult and is studying for a degree in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy.

HEAVY ILLEGAL FISHING CONTINUES AND ANOTHER DEAD VAQUITA HAS BEEN FOUND

 

APRIL 8, 2018

 

A new report from the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group website give the latest update on the vaquita situation in Mexico.  Unfortunately, it is not good news.

JOIN US FOR THIS FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION ON VAQUITA CONSERVATION EFFORTS

 

MARCH 16, 2018

 

VIVA Vaquita would like to announce that we will be participating in a special screening of the short documentary Souls of the Vermilion Sea, followed by a panel discussion on Sunday, March 25th, from 3-5 PM PST at Arizona State University.

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and stay tuned for the documentary

Souls of the Vermilion Sea

 

Estimated Number of Vaquitas Remaining*

*Based on vessel-based surveys and acoustic

monitoring data (Thomas et al., 2017).  The decline continues unabated.

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VIVA VAQUITA SOCCER BALLS SUPPORT VAQUITA CONSERVATION !

 

VIVA Vaquita has these cute soccer (football for those of you in Europe) balls available for US$15 each (+ shipping).  They are printed with a vaquita pattern (face, flukes, dorsal fin, and flippers), information on population status, and a QR Code that can be scanned to take you directly to our website.  100% of funds raised go to vaquita conservation.  If you would like to order, send us a message on the Contact page.

2nd Edition Book by Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky. Image of book cover showing two vaquitas swimming.

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Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky's (V-Log) book on the vaquita porpoise.  Purchase now for $12.95

 

All proceeds go to ¡VIVA Vaquita!

 

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Read vaquita articles in the scientific journal JMATE

graphic image of vaquita porpoise by Joe Dlugo

 

Photos taken under permit (Oficio No. DR/488/08 from the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturale Protegidas (CONANP/Secretaría del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), within a natural protected area subject to special management and decreed as such by the Mexican Government. This work was made possible thanks to the collaboration and support of the Coordinador de Investigación y Conservación de Mamíferos Marinos at the Instituto Nacional de Ecología (INE).

Logo for International Save the Vaquita Day 2018. Vaquita graphic with Extinction is forever written below..
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
Logo for International Save the Vaquita Day 2018. Vaquita graphic with Extinction is forever written below..
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
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Logo for International Save the Vaquita Day 2018. Vaquita graphic with Extinction is forever written below..
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
Logo for International Save the Vaquita Day 2018. Vaquita graphic with Extinction is forever written below..
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
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Logo for International Save the Vaquita Day 2018. Vaquita graphic with Extinction is forever written below..
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
Logo for International Save the Vaquita Day 2018. Vaquita graphic with Extinction is forever written below..
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side