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!
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.
Write Mexican officials
Do not buy shrimp or fish caught with gillnets
Support marine conservation efforts
Vote for politicians with a good environmental record
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.
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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).