If you haven’t already heard, tomorrow (or today in some places), Saturday, July 12, is International Save the Vaquita Day. ISTVD is a day dedicated to protecting the innocent little Vaquita. The world has been rough to this petite porpoise, and tomorrow is a chance for us to start paying it back. So what will you be doing for International Save the Vaquita Day? Below is a list of confirmed venues for tomorrow. Please check out Facebook or email me at <firstname.lastname@example.org> to find out what times the tables will be. If you can’t find out, a good bet is late morning, and most tables will last for at least a 3-4 hours. Please click here to spread the word, and here to sign VIVA Vaquita’s petition. For a lot more information on ISTVD, check out: https://vlogvaquita.com/international-save-the-vaquita-day-2014/. And if you can’t make it to one of these tables, there will be a Tweetstorm going on tomorrow; all you have to do is write a tweet that includes the hashtags “#SaveTheVaquita” or “#ISTVD” to help make them trending worldwide. If you want, you can check out @vlogvaquita for some pre-written Vaquita tweets that you can copy and paste for the Tweetstorm.
Thanks to everyone who plans on participating in ISTVD and a huge round of applause to all of the organizers!
List of Events & Locations:
Long Beach, CA
Aquarium of the Pacific
American Cetacean Society – Museum of Monterey, Custom House Plaza
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Point Vicente Interpretive Center
San Diego, CA (4 sites)
• Cabrillo National Monument, Pt. Loma
• Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista
• SD Natural History Museum, Balboa Park
• Tecolote Shores, South, Mission Bay Park
San Pedro, CA
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Santa Cruz, CA
Save The Whales – Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
Biosphere 2 (10 am to 2 pm), Tucson
HAWAII – OAHU
Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Kapolei
Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu
Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport
Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach
Southern Cross University, East Lismore, NSW
Community Center, Byron Bay, NSW
Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, Hong Kong
Dr. Jorge Urban – Estudiantes Somemna, La Paz
Thanks to William Whittenbury and the Muskwa Club for arranging many of these locations & making the map below.
Map View of International Save The Vaquita Day 2014
Wishing everyone a fabulous day tomorrow spreading the news about our precious vaquita! Kudos to the organizers. Unless people know about the vaquita’s fragile status, how can they care? Good luck, everyone! Viva Vaquita!