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Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:27 PM

Critically endangered marine mammal, the vaquita, NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW!!!

Current aerial surveys estimate the population of the vaquita at less than 30 and attempts at captive breeding lead to the death of all 3 of these shy, beautiful porpoises.
The only group that appears to be doing anything constructive (I contribute, but I'm not a member or employee) is the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Some people consider them controversial (I do not), but they are leading an effort in cooperation with the Mexican government to save the vaquita. They are conducting anti-poaching patrols and removing the nets that are killing the vaquita and other aquatic animals in the Gulf of California (including other critically endangered species).
I'm considering dropping my contributions to all other environmental groups and I'm praying the population will stabilize in the next couple of years.
Please consider supporting the Sea Shepherds. If you can't please check out the video and pass it to someone who may be interested.
https://seashepherd.org/campaigns/milagro/

Operation Milagro V
Sea Shepherd’s campaign in defense of the highly endangered vaquita porpoise…
seashepherd.org

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Reply Critically endangered marine mammal, the vaquita, NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW!!! (Original post)
rwsanders Jan 2019 OP
mr_lebowski Jan 2019 #1
rwsanders Jan 2019 #2
rwsanders Jan 2019 #3
violetpastille Jan 2019 #4
JudyM Jan 2019 #5
catbyte Jan 2019 #7
rwsanders Jan 2019 #9
violetpastille Jan 2019 #10
rwsanders Jan 2019 #11
JudyM Jan 2019 #6
Silver1 Jan 2019 #8

Response to rwsanders (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:33 PM

1. Heck, 30 Porpoises are hardly going to feed any of our 8,000,000,000 hungry mouths ...

Not to mention, almost nobody eats porpoise to begin with, so ... why should we care, exactly?



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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:38 PM

2. Because saving an endangered species really seems to make Cheney angry.

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Response to rwsanders (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 12:14 AM

3. My thanks to those who are viewing and recommending this.

Endangered species issues always get to me. A permanent loss is just tragic. In this case we are not talking about a sub-population or a species that has other members in other habitats, the vaquita is a one of a kind.
I've been stressing over this for a couple of weeks now, and I'm hoping for a moment at least, to bump this up to the front page of DU!

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Response to rwsanders (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 12:46 AM

4. Thank you!

Why not also post your story to General Discussion?




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Response to violetpastille (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 01:23 AM

5. ⬆️ This ⬆️

It’s important. Needs visibility.

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Response to violetpastille (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:13 AM

7. Agreed.

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Response to violetpastille (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

9. I didn't know that was a possibility. Thanks.

I've been a member for so long I don't remember when I joined, but that was my first original post.

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Response to rwsanders (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 01:38 AM

10. Oh absolutely.

On the left hand side bar Under Main, just go to General Discussion and from there just cut and paste your post from there and everyone can see it.



I saw it because I always read "Latest Threads" first. I'm not subbed to the Vegan group right now.



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Response to violetpastille (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 01:40 AM

11. I took your suggestion and posted.

Still not ranking yet, but I'm hoping.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211639635

I sent an e-mail to John Perry, the sculptor and got a response. I sent one to Rachel Maddow, and I'm considering a snail mail to the pope.

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Response to rwsanders (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 01:24 AM

6. Love Sea Shepherd's work. They are so righteously brave.

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Response to rwsanders (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:34 AM

8. Sea Shepherd is connected to ...

Sea Shepherd is on the Amazon Smile program. I know Amazon is a big problem, but anyone does use them, Amazon Smile donates .5% of purchases to a charity you choose.

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