Check out the Vaquita Conservation Program 2012: http://vaquita.tv/blog/2012/04/14/vaquita-conservation-program-2012/.
The Mexican government assembled a committee of international experts to assess the necessary methods to save the Vaquita. The International Committee for the Recuperation of the Vaquita (CIRVA) previously met in 1997, 1999, and 2004. Members of CIRVA met again in February 2012 and reviewed progress of the Vaquita since the last meeting. The CIRVA recommendations are in this report:
Executive summary in Spanish: http://bit.ly/ID2sQS
In English: http://bit.ly/Hrgm92
The Vaquita population is still declining and is probably made up of under 200 individual Vaquitas.
Click the link: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/wwf-s-top-2012-endangered-species-1325806837-slideshow/#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Fwwf-s-top-2012-endangered-species-1325806837-slideshow%252F-wwf-us-eugene-lee-photo-1325806257.html to see WWF’s top 10 list of endangered species to be on the look-out for in 2012. Even though the picture is depressing, it is vital for the species.
In recognition of the extremely critical situation of the Vaquita, CEDO is directing most of its 2012 fundraising efforts to the protection of this critically endangered species. Any purchases in the coming year will support local fishermen’s and CEDO’s cooperative efforts at reducing by-catch in the Northern Gulf, in strengthening public and social policies and practices to protect the Vaquita’s habitat, and in educating the public on this little porpoise. New research on the Vaquita will be published onto CEDO’s website soon: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Happy-Holidays-from-CEDO.html?soid=1103804400006&aid=0kt8vw91kEA
ATTENTION! Do you think you can write a good Vaquita poem? Let’s find out! I’m creating a Vaquita poetry contest for you! Write the best poem you can, and submit it in the comment section. If my fellow judges and I think your poem is really outstanding, I will use it as one of my future poems, giving you full credit. There can be multiple winners. The deadline is 12:00 am on January 10, 2012. I hope to read some great poems!