Please click here to download an awesome flyer and listen to a public service announcement about the Vaquita.
You may have heard of or eaten Endangered Species Chocolate. They are an awesome and delicious chocolate company with a great cause. I recently emailed them with the idea of creating a Vaquita chocolate bar and having a portion of its sales go to the Vaquita. If you agree with this idea, please email them at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org and say so. You can also include flavor ideas. They seemed perceptive of my email so hopefully if they get enough emails they will consider it much more strongly. I may create a polite petition eventually. It would be amazing for the Vaquita to be on a popular candy bar and have money going to it at the same time! Please help me make this happen! Thanks from the Vaquita!
Here is another petition by WWF Mexico to the Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto (again, if you have his email, please give it to me for my petition). The page is entirely in Spanish, so here are what the words mean in the petition box:
(____) ya han firmado. Ayúdanos a conseguir 50,000: (____) have already signed. Help us get 50,000
Nombre: First Name
Apellido: Last Name
Código Postal: Zip code
Quiero recibir noticias y actualizaciones: I want to receive news and updates
Firmar Petición: Sign Petition
If you want to read the petition before signing (it’s basically the same as the other one), just copy and paste into Google Translate. I find it very fun to search the web for new Vaquita info and pictures. Check out these two cool Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/SanFelipePescadosYMariscos and https://www.facebook.com/WWF.Mexico. I find myself learning Spanish very rapidly with all these websites. ¡Qué tenga un buen día!
Please visit https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&cmd=display&page=ActionAlertTakenPage&id=681 to sign a petition to Mexico’s new president Enrique Peña Nieto to help the Vaquita. The petition is by WWF, so I don’t know if you need an account to sign it (I don’t think so, but I have an account so I signed). I have been looking for President Nieto’s email address all over for my petition, but can’t seem to find it. If anyone knows his email, please leave it in the comments so I can update my petition immediately! Thank you.
According to vaquita.tv and www.vivavaquita.org, as part of the enforcement
activities from January-August 2012 PROFEPA reports:
- Surveillance: 559 boat
trips and 15 flights
- 135 written inspection reports
- Confiscated 20,390
kg in product, 243 fishing gears, 55 skiffs (pangas)
- 1 person arrested for
poaching (geoduck and totoaba swim bladder)
This is very great news for the Vaquita. Here’s my petition to the President of Mexico, PROFEPA, and SEMARNAT asking to continue with these efforts and some others. Every signature counts!
Thanks to everyone who has signed my petition on Change.org, but if you haven’t yet, you can at http://www.change.org/petitions/save-the-elusive-vaquita. If you have a Change.org account, you can just sign it, but don’t worry if you don’t: you can simply just fill in your name and some other information, and voilà. While you’re at it, it would be greatly appreciated if you also signed the ¡VivaVaquita! and Save the Whales petitions.
The ¡VivaVaquita! petition on Change.org has a signature goal of
A) 500 signatures.
B) 1000 signatures.
C) 2000 signatures.
D) 5000 signatures.
Help protect marine life in the Arctic! Please sign this petition and encourage your family and friends to sign as well! The deadline is this Tuesday, February 28! Thank you for your help!
I have started the third Vaquita petition on Change.org. Please check it out and sign it so the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, can discover the Vaquita’s plight.
It is really important that you sign two petitions: the Vivavaquita petition, http://www.change.org/petitions/prevent-the-extinction-of-the-vaquita-porpoise-the-worlds-most-endangered-marine-mammal, and the Save the Whales petition, http://www.change.org/petitions/save-the-vaquita-porpoise-the-worlds-most-endangered-marine-mammal, on Change.org. To sign these petitions, you must simply click the link, fill out your information, and press the sign button. If you are already a Change.org member, just log in and sign. Both petitions only need a couple hundred more signatures, so PLEASE sign them and tell all your friends. If these petitions reach their goals, the Vaquita can be saved!