On July 6 the Center and allies will be holding an International Save the Vaquita Day rally outside the Mexican embassy in D.C. -- and we need you there.
The vaquita -- a tiny, adorable porpoise that lives only in Mexico's Gulf of California -- is teetering on the brink of extinction. There are only 30 vaquitas left on Earth, so to save the species Mexico must act now. But the animals continue to be caught and killed in fishing nets, especially illegal gillnets used to catch another endangered species, a fish called totoaba. At our rally we'll demand that Mexico step up its measures to immediately fix this problem.
What: International Save the Vaquita Day Rally -- bring a sign and get a free T-shirt
When: Thursday, July 6, 8-10 a.m.
Where: Embassy of Mexico, 1911 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
RSVP using the form on this page to join us for this important rally -- and invite your friends on Facebook.
If you have questions, email the Center's Stephanie Kurose.
And if you can't attend, send a strong message to Mexico that you'll boycott its shrimp until the country permanently bans gillnets in vaquita habitat and steps up enforcement.