Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders® has created a brand new song and video aimed at creating awareness and action for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. Songwriter Cheryl Procaccini began writing the tune when an estimated 60 vaquitas still roamed the waters of the Northern Gulf of California. In a short time the estimate has become 30 individuals, as the vaquita has continued to become victim of the gillnets used in fisheries of the northern Gulf. The song could not come at a more important time to inspire action for the tiny porpoise, which is the world's most endangered cetacean.
Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders debuted the song at the International Conference of the American Cetacean Society this past fall in Monterey, California.
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).