Help us save the world's most endangered marine mammal species!

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 Now, more than ever, your help is needed to save the vaquita from extinction.  Here we list ways you can step up for the world's most critically endangered marine mammal. Time is running out—Let your voice be heard and take a stand against extinction today!


A THANK YOU to our supporters!

Donate to the Vaquita Recovery Fund

Make a tax deductible donation through  VIVA Vaquita affiliate, CETOS Research


Things you can do to help

Sign our petition

To the President of Mexico and others in the Mexican government, urging immediate action in banning all gillnet fishing in vaquita's range.


Sign here

Write Mexican officials



Read our sample letter:

English      Español

Do not buy shrimp or fish caught with gillnets


Find out more here


Share the story with your family and friends

Support marine conservation efforts

Vote for politicians with a good environmental record


Support Vaquita CPR

(live-capture effort)

Write your elected officials

Due to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), vaquita is an endangered species in Mexico, the United States, and Canada.


¡VIVA Vaquita! has several projects and can sometimes use the help of additional people and their talents.


Contact us today to offer your time and skills!


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).

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