Thank the Mexican Government for Protecting the Vaquita Marina Porpoise

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Originally Posted: 23 November 2009

Thank the Mexican Government for Protecting the Vaquita Marina Porpoise

FROM Natural Resources Defense Council

Thank the Mexcian government's Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources for his leadership and commitment to protecting the vaquita marina porpoise, the world's most endangered small marine mammal that is found only in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico.

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Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada
Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources
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Thank you for your leadership and your commitment to protecting the vaquita marina porpoise, the world's most endangered small marine mammal that is found only in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico.

I applaud the recent decision of the Ministry of Environment to put the area designated as a refuge for the vaquita off-limits to all fishing, and to limit shrimp trawling activities and bycatch throughout the entire Upper Gulf Biosphere Reserve. I encourage you to closely monitor and enforce your landmark resolution to ensure the utmost protection for the vaquita and the Upper Gulf ecosystem.

I will continue to support the efforts of your government to remove harmful gillnets from all vaquita habitat and to provide safer alternatives to local artisan fishermen so that we can ensure the long-term survival of this rare species.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!