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North American environmental commission launches trinational vaquita conservation plan
Date:10/28/2008

" explained Adrin Vzquez-Glvez, executive director of the CEC. "In the end, only with the support of Upper Gulf communities can we achieve vaquita recovery and the conservation of the region's marine resources as a whole."

The actions spelled out in the vaquita plan seek to ensure, on one hand, the survival of the species, and on the other, the sustainability of the communities in the Upper Gulf.

Together with research, monitoring and assessment of the vaquita population, a key aspect of the plan is the creation of awareness with respect to the current status of this endangered cetacean and its importance within the ecosystem.

This plan, along with seven others previously released, forms part of the trinational effort to foster the conservation of endangered marine and terrestrial species of common concern in North America. The conservation of each NACAP species is vital to maintain the integrity and health of the ecosystems it inhabits.

The purpose of a NACAP is to facilitate a long-term program of cooperation for the conservation of a species throughout its range of distribution in North America. Each NACAP is presented as a booklet available for download at www.cec.org/nacap. A limited number of printed copies are available upon request from the CEC.


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Contact: Eduardo Viadas
eviadas@cec.org
514-350-4331
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
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