Vaquita Preservation Organization Seeks Books

VIVA Vaquita Recently distributed the following message:


VIVA Vaquita! (a non-profit organization) is seeking marine mammal books, reprints, monographs, and journals.  Literature can be donated or we can purchase sets of books, reprints, and journals. We compile and then make the literature available to colleagues working on marine mammals, getting it into hands where it will be actively used, and in the process help to raise funds for research and conservation work on the vaquita (Phocoena sinus), the World’s most endangered marine mammal species. Donations are tax-deductible, and we maybe able to arrange pick-up of large libraries (and possibly even to provide some payment for more valuable items). We are interested in issues of Marine Mammal Science only from vol. 27 (2011)onwards.

As you may have heard, the global population of this species now numbers less than 50 individuals and is declining at > 30%/year. We are currently collecting literature as part of our efforts to help fund our education and public awareness work, in a last-ditch effort to avoid the extinction of this species in the next couple of years!  Visit our website for more details.  If you have any marine mammal literature you would be interested in donating or selling to us, please contact Tom Jefferson at”

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