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Chris Johnson of earthOCEAN, creator of the http://vaquita.tv/ website and the famous Vaquita documentary, “Last Chance for the Desert Porpoise,” has recently released a new short film about the Vaquita, titled “Saving the Desert Porpoise.” It is an update on the documentary from 2008, with new info, graphics, and interviews. It is a perfect video to get completely up to date on the Vaquita’s situation. Please read Chris’s article about the film and watch it below: http://vaquita.tv/blog/2013/10/04/new-vaquita-short-film/.
If you are planning a vacation and are having a difficult time deciding where to go, put the Upper Gulf of California on top of that list. Even if you are not planning on going on vacation, maybe you should just to take a load off and kick back with a martini. One of the largest factors in Vaquita conservation is the economic success of Mexico and its ex-fishermen. Here is a little paragraph from vaquita.tv:
“Support local economies – Now that many of the fishermen are retiring from fishing and starting new businesses, it is important to support them in their new endeavors. If you travel to the area try staying in any of the ecological lodges, or maybe have a nice meal in a restaurant set up as part of the vaquita conservation program. Many of the fishermen are now entering into the ecotourism industry so make sure your sightseeing or fishing trip is set up with one of them. For a list of some of the new businesses in the region you can visit CEDO’s web page, or simply ask around and people will point in the right direction. Remember that the more support these communities receive, the better chance we have of keeping the waters gillnet free.”
This site is one of the best Vaquita resources on the planet, so you should definitely pay it a visit. Maybe even pay a visit to Mexico.
Attention teachers or students: click here to visit the Last Chance for the Desert Porpoise website’s Education page. It includes great project ideas for your classes that seem very fun and intriguing. It is on an amazing and reliable website, and the projects are based on the documentary found on the site. The projects are a great way to teach people/learn about the Panda of the sea. If you would like to see the whole website, click here: http://vaquita.tv/.
Please watch this short film about the Vaquita! No matter how much one can write, seeing the situation will always be more effective.