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!
Make a tax deductible donation through VIVA Vaquita affiliate, CETOS Research
Things you can do to help
Write Mexican officials
Boycott Mexican shrimp, and don't buy fish caught with gillnets
Share the story with your family and friends
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.
Go see "Sea of Shadows"
¡VIVA Vaquita! is helping to promote a new movie about the vaquita, "Sea of Shadows". Find out more about the movie here and check your local listings for showings in your area.
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).