HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD A CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals People Submit A Site Find A Charity
Save the vaquita -- boycott Mexican shrimp

Action: Save Our Oceans

March 23, 2017   Action Alert ID# 490

 

Vaquitas -- the world's smallest and most endangered porpoises -- live only in Mexico's northern Gulf of California. After suffering decades of decline due to entanglement in shrimp-fishing gear, vaquitas are down to only 30 individuals left on Earth.

Without swift, strong action by the Mexican government, they could disappear forever by 2020. But Mexico has failed to keep its promises to save the vaquita. Its latest measure -- a temporary, two-year ban on the use of vaquita-killing gillnets, established in April 2015 -- has been inadequate and unenforced. Vaquitas are still dying as gillnet use continues, in blatant violation of the ban. Vessels large and small, including shrimp boats, have been caught fishing illegally inside the vaquita refuge area, and the refuge is littered with illegal totoaba nets.

It's time for us to put pressure on Mexico to do the right thing. Using the form on this page, tell Mexican officials that you'll be participating in an international boycott of Mexican shrimp until they step up enforcement and permanently ban all dangerous gillnets in vaquita habitat.

March 23, 2017   Action Alert ID# 490

 

Add Your Voice To This Cause In A Matter Of Minutes >>

Related Save Our Oceans Alerts

Sign Now Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Active

Sign Now Save the vaquita—boycott Mexican shrimp

Active

Sign Now Tell EPA: Our ocean's not a dump for fracking

Active

Sign Now Protect whales from crab traps

Active

Sign Now Save the vaquita -- boycott Mexican shrimp

Active

Sign Now Speak up for endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales

Active

Sign Now These 78 orcas need your help

Active

Sign Now Protect coral reefs at Port Everglades

Active

Sign Now Give sea turtles a chance to swim free of deadly nets

Active

Sign Now Protect dusky sharks from extinction!

Active

Sign Now Protect Gulf whales and dolphins from Trump
View All Action Alerts And News For Save Our Oceans >>
<< Return To Action Center

Action Alerts

Climate change causes sea level rise to accelerate 50 percent in past 20 years

Action: Climate Change

Sea level rise is real, and it’s getting worse.

A study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows t ...

Interpol says there really are dark web rhino horn traffickers

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The dark web is home to several lingering myths: so-called red rooms where visitors can watch gruesome murders; sites offerin ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that he’s turning over the nation’s public lands and environment to King Coal an ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Action: Save Our Oceans

From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.