The Association of Zoos & Aquariums, with its member aquariums and zoos and a variety of partners, are taking action to save species through AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction. SAFE combines the power of zoo and aquarium visitors with the resources and collective expertise of AZA members and partners, all focused on saving species. Our collective action will help save vulnerable wildlife species from extinction and protect them for future generations.
With fewer than 60 vaquitas left in the wild, urgent action must be taken. AZA and several AZA-accredited facilities have put together a letter to U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jackson, requesting that she work with the Mexican government to make the gillnet ban permanent and support greater enforcement against illegal fishing if we are to have any hope of saving this species.