CALL TO ACTION
Tell Mexico’s new Minister of the Environment and the President of Mexico that they cannot let the vaquita go extinct on their watch! Recent genetic research on the species shows that they CAN STILL RECOVER. There is hope, but there is not much time. The illegal fishing season starts again in November 2019!
Tell the Mexican government that they must launch a comprehensive plan to save the vaquita including the following strategies:
– Take measures to be ready to enforce the fishing ban come November
– Prosecute offenders both on and off the water
– Root out corruption in law enforcement and military
– Act to dismantle the known organized crime and cartel run wildlife trafficking rings
– Invest in sustainable economic alternatives for communities in the Sea of Cortez