(Artwork by Alan Ruiz Berman)
JOIN US IN RECOGNITION OF WORLD VAQUITA DAY!
SATURDAY JULY 7TH, 6PM-9PM @ FINI’S LANDING RESTAURANT & BAR, TUCSON, AZ
The Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a tiny porpoise, native to the northern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), that is a victim of by catch – individuals get entangled in various types of fishing gear and drown. It is now the world’s most endangered marine mammal, with less than 30 individuals left! The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) is working to save this species, and others, from extinction by undertaking fisheries management and communities development work in the coastal fishing communities at the heart of this sad tale. Come learn more and show your support for valiant efforts to turn the tide for the vaquita and for all our oceans’ life.
CEDO will have a table reserved for participants and our Director, Peggy Turk Boyer will be saying a few words between 6:30-7:00pm.