Save the Elusive Vaquita
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President of Mexico
Enrique Peña Nieto

Save the Elusive Vaquita

    1. Aidan B
    2. Petition by

      Aidan B

      Bethlehem, PA

In the serene corner of the Gulf of California, Mexico, the air escapes the lungs of the smallest marine mammal in the world as it gets tangled up in a fishing net. It is one of the last of its kind.

There is a tiny species of porpoise, called the Vaquita, that is getting tangled and killed by gillnets set out for fish and shrimp. The only place they live in the world is in the very northernmost Gulf of California. There are only around 250 left, and are vanishing quickly. Don't let this adorable, little-known species slip away right before our eyes. The only reason they are so rare is because they are getting killed in the nets. We must get the fishermen to stop fishing there! The Mexican government has just put out a new law saying that they will switch out every shrimp gillnet in the northern Gulf of California with Vaquita-safe trawls in the next 3 years. This is huge news! We now need to make sure that they follow through with their promise and also create Vaquita-safe trawls for finfish and implement those nets as well. The Vaquita is so elusive, some locals consider it to be non-existent! Get the word out about the Vaquita, and maybe this species can make a change for the better. You can check out my Vaquita blog at http://vlogvaquita.com/. Please share this petition on Facebook and Twitter!

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Thanks! ¡Gracias!

      Aidan B
      by Aidan B
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone who has signed this petition to help me reach my goal of 2000 signatures! I have raised the goal to 3000 in hopes that the president of Mexico will read, reply to, and act upon this vital petition! ¡Viva Vaquita!

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Thanks! ¡Gracias!

      Aidan B
      by Aidan B
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone who has signed this petition to help me reach my goal of 1000 signatures! I have raised the goal to 1500 in hopes that the president of Mexico will read, reply to, and act upon this vital petition! ¡Viva Vaquita!

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. Decision-maker SEMARNAT responds:

      SEMARNAT

      This email is fot technical purposes, to reach the citizen affairs office plese write to atencion.ciudadana@semarnat.gob.mx


    7. Thanks! ¡Gracias!

      Aidan B
      by Aidan B
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone who has signed this petition to help me reach my goal of 750 signatures! I have raised the goal to 1000 in hopes that the president of Mexico will read, reply to, and act upon this vital petition! ¡Viva Vaquita!

    8. Reached 750 signatures
    9. Thanks! ¡Gracias!

      Aidan B
      by Aidan B
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone who has signed this petition to help me reach my goal of 500 signatures! I have raised the goal to 750 in hopes that the president of Mexico will read, reply to, and act upon this vital petition! ¡Viva Vaquita!

    10. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      Follow your dreams of a better world, and keep on trying, even when there seems to be little hope, because it is the right thing to do. We may never know how the seeds of kindness that we plant may help others on their journey, today, or even sometime far in the future. But Every act of compassion makes a difference! -- Robert Alan Silverstein

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    • José García Casanova TACORONTE, SPAIN
      • 11 months ago

      No nos podemos permitir el capricho de seguir perdiendo especies. Reaccionemos antes de que sea demasiado tarde para todas, incluso para la especie humana....

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    • s karg ZOETERMEER, NETHERLANDS
      • 11 months ago

      save them

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    • Laurel Monument TORQUAY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      because the protection of all animals is humane & important

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    • SUE KOZLOWSKA DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • over 1 year ago

      support animals to live a free and safe life

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