The Vaquita is one of the top 100 EDGE species, meaning “Evolutionarily Distinct, Globally Endangered.” Evolutionarily distinct animals have no close relatives and represent proportionally more of the tree of life than other species, meaning they are top priority for conservation campaigns. As of September 21, 2011, $32.6 million had been invested for the Vaquita. But that’s not enough. Please donate here.
As part of their enforcement activities inside the Vaquita refuge, from April-October 2011 PROFEPA has:
- Completed 470 surveillance trips and 22 surveillance flights
- Written 28 inspection reports
- Confiscated 1,887 of product, 95 nets, 26 boats (pangas)
- Arrested 3 fishermen
Great job PROFEPA!
By clicking http://www.savethewhales.org/adoptVV.html, you can find out how to Adopt a Vaquita! A much awaited moment for me, it was a HUGE deal to see this! Please check it out. This is by far the best way to donate to the Vaquita. For $25 (all of which goes to the Vaquita), you get a lot of great Vaquita-related items that make the perfect gift for you or a loved one!
A very well-written article completely about the Vaquita can be found in the new issue of Audubon Magazine! It is called “Safety Net”. Please purchase the magazine at a local bookstore, or check it out at http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/conservation/safety-net-0. This article is extremely vital to the Vaquita.