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International Save the Vaquita Day:

A Resounding Success!

The Vaquita Porpoise:

A Conservation Emergency

 

The vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus) is considered by many to be the rarest and most-endangered species of marine mammal in the world. in May 2016, the population size of the vaquita is considered to be 60, 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>

 

Only an immediate and total ban on gillnets in the entirety of the vaquita's range can save it from extinction.

 

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

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Estimated Number of Vaquitas Remaining*

*Based on CIRVA reports from 2014, 2015, and 2016 using data from both vessel surveys and acoustic monitoring to track the population.  Some information suggests the current number could be closer to 50!

A graphic showing sixty vaquitas, displaying the amount that scientists estimate remain.

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PERMANENT GILLNET BAN ANNOUNCED, BUT THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS!

 

 

Last week, the presidents of the US and Mexico held a joint press conference.  Although it was not discussed at the press conference itself, the Fact Sheet that summarized the meeting of these two world leaders contained a seemingly-wonderful gift for those of us concerned about the welfare of the vaquita.  Read more>

 

 

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Captive Breeding and the Vaquita?

 

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Marine Mammal Books Available

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Watch the new WILD LENS documentary

Souls of the Vermilion Sea:

Searching for Vaquita

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Read new vaquita articles in the scientific journal JMATE

Spyhopper periodical from the American Cetacean Society with news about the vaquita.

Download the American Cetacean Society's Spyhopper periodical - with news about the vaquita.

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Listen to Podcasts with two young vaquita activists, William Whittenbury and Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky

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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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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A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
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Spyhopper periodical from the American Cetacean Society with news about the vaquita.
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International Save the Vaquita Day logo. HOPE! International Save the Vaquita Day July 9th 2016
Access to home page - VIVA Vaquita logo, the words VIVA Vaquita with the outline of a vaquita porpoise above.
A graphic showing sixty vaquitas, displaying the amount that scientists estimate remain.
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
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2nd Edition Book by Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky. Image of book cover showing two vaquitas swimming.
logo for VIVA Vaquita
International Save the Vaquita Day logo. HOPE! International Save the Vaquita Day July 9th 2016
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
graphic image of vaquita porpoise by Joe Dlugo
logo for VIVA Vaquita
International Save the Vaquita Day logo. HOPE! International Save the Vaquita Day July 9th 2016
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
graphic image of vaquita porpoise by Joe Dlugo
logo for VIVA Vaquita
International Save the Vaquita Day logo. HOPE! International Save the Vaquita Day July 9th 2016
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
graphic image of vaquita porpoise by Joe Dlugo
logo for VIVA Vaquita
International Save the Vaquita Day logo. HOPE! International Save the Vaquita Day July 9th 2016
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
graphic image of vaquita porpoise by Joe Dlugo
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Access to home page - VIVA Vaquita logo, the words VIVA Vaquita with the outline of a vaquita porpoise above.
International Save the Vaquita Day logo. HOPE! International Save the Vaquita Day July 9th 2016
A graphic showing sixty vaquitas, displaying the amount that scientists estimate remain.
A photo by Todd Pusser ©all rights reserved of two vaquitas swimming side by side
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graphic image of vaquita porpoise by Joe Dlugo
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