José Hernández (who Diane Glim commented about on a previous post) from Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Save the Whales, and ¡Viva Vaquita! teamed up to do a public service announcement about the Vaquita being broadcasted on radio stations in the Monterey, California area. You can listen to it here: http://www.savethewhales.org/vaquita_psa.html.
Check out this Save The Whales E-newsletter, “A concert to benefit the Vaquita porpoise and ¡Viva Vaquita! donation to CEDO for Vaquita conservation project!”
TravelSharkPix announced the winners of their charity hunt yesterday, but unfortunately Save the Whales didn’t win. On the bright side, one of the winners was Oceana, a non-profit organization devoted to protecting the oceans and their creatures, including the Vaquita. Hopefully Oceana gets many donations from this event, and the Vaquita gains some more popularity. You can donate by getting a TravelSharkPix account, then uploading your pictures. For the first 100 accepted photos, they will donate 10 cents to either Oceana, The Cheetah Conservation Fund, or People in Crisis United. From the 101st submitter and beyond, they will donate 25 cents! Click here to learn more about TravelSharkPix. You can check out the Oceana site here:
Vote for Save The Whales in the TravelSharkPix Charity Hunt! Just click on the link below and choose Save the Whales as your favorite charity. The Charity Hunt is a three-week event allowing users to nominate and vote for their favorite charity to have a chance to receive donations from TravelSharkPix for an entire year! The deadline to vote is February 20 at 7 pm Eastern Time. This is monumental for the Vaquita! Thank you for your support!
According to Smithsonian Handbooks’ guide, Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises by Mark Carwardine, the largest recorded group of Vaquita contained
A) 7 individuals.
B) 25 individuals.
C) 40 individuals.
D) 52 individuals.
Vivavaquita will have a presence this Saturday at the Ways of Whales Workshop on Whidbey Island, Washington. The event is sponsored by Orca Network. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by!
Join Vivavaquita at Whalefest on Saturday, January 21 from 9 am-5 pm at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California! They will be giving a special lecture about the Vaquita and showing the documentary “Vaquita: Last Chance for the Desert Porpoise”. Be sure to stop by the ¡Viva Vaquita!/American Cetacean Society Monterey Bay Chapter and Save The Whales booths to learn even more about the Vaquita! More information can be found at the link below. Even though I can’t attend (ahhh, the cost of traveling), anyone near or in Cali should head over for a great experience!
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!