Photo credit Paula Olson, permit Oficio No. DR/488/08 from the Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT)
In late 2015, AZA SAFE worked with vaquita conservation experts including representatives from the AZA community, US and Mexican government agencies, conservation NGOs, and academic institutions to identify and prioritize conservation actions. A 3-year SAFE Conservation Action Plan was developed using SAFE’s new collaborative conservation process to address those needs and includes projects that are aimed at achieving population sustainability. These projects fall within four thematic areas including public engagement, conservation capacity, policy and legislation, and economic development. Each project, designed to incorporate collaborator expertise to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, is comprised of detailed goals, actions, timelines, budgets. All projects are coordinated by AZA members who work closely with project collaborators to execute conservation actions, achieve successes, and identify future needs. More detailed information about each project can be found in the Vaquita Conservation Action Plan.
Project Coordinator: Dave Bader
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Project Coordinator: Karin Stratton
Project Coordinator: Jason Jacobs
Project Coordinator: Samantha Young
Contact SAFEvaquita@aza.org to learn more about this project and the Project Coordinator role.
Project Coordinator: Bill Street