Vaquita Expedition

Help bring the world some of the first pictures and video of the Vaquita and raise awareness of the plight of this critically endangered species.
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Topher Jones
Animals
Bisbee, Arizona
United States
1 Team Member

Vaquita

The Vaquita is the smallest of the porpoise family

and with only approximately 150 left in the wild,

is most endangered of the dolphin family.

 

In 2006, the Baiji River Dolphin

Became the first cetacean

to be driven to extinction by humans.

Unless action is taken soon

the Vaquita may soon join it.

 

In the summer of 2013 we plan to lead an expedition to the Sea of Cortez

to document the critically endangered Vaquita population in an effort to

help raise awareness of their plight.

 

Being a very shy creature,

not many pictures exist of the Vaquita

With the use of some of the most advanced scientific equipment

and the expertise of our team’s marine scientists,

we hope to bring the world some of the first pictures and video of the

Vaquita from within the waters of the Sea of Cortez.

 

With the images and data generated from this expedition, we will assist

local organizations in educating the local communities

directly responsible for the decline of the Vaquita population.

 

This IndieGoGo campaign offers you the unique opportunity

to directly assist in preventing the extinction

of a beautiful species from this planet.

 

Our rewards for donating are generous,

but they can’t come close to the reward of knowing

you helped this vital mission succeed.

 

Perks

We have some very attractive perks for donating.

$50 - I Care Level

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  • $20USD
    Supporter Level

    For a donation at the Supporter Level you will receive a custom Vaquita Expedition patch and a signed thank you letter from the team.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $50USD
    I Care Level

    For a donation at the I Care Level you will receive a custom Vaquita Expedition grocery bag and a signed thank you letter from the team.

    4 claimed

  • $100USD
    Super Supporter Level

    For a donation at the Super Supporter Level you will receive a custom Vaquita Expedition patch, an autographed photo from the expedition and a signed thank you letter from the team.

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  • $100USD
    Super Supporter

    For a donation at the Super Supporter Level you will receive a custom Vaquita Expedition t-shirt, an autographed photo from the expedition and a signed thank you letter from the team.

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  • $500USD
    Conservationist Level

    For a donation at the Conservationist Level you will receive a custom Vaquita Expedition patch, an autographed photo from the expedition, an expedition t-shirt, expedition grocery bag, and a signed thank you letter from the team.

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  • $1,000USD
    Explorer Level

    A donation at the Explorer Level will allow you the opportunity to join the team for a dive/snorkel weekend in the Sea of Cortez in June of 2013. (Travel and housing accommodations not provided, but we will do all we can to help you make arrangements.) (You must provide your own dive/snorkel equipment. We will help you make arrangements with a local dive shop.)

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  • $10,000USD
    Expedition Level

    A donation at the Expedition Level will give you the unique opportunity to join the expedition in June to search for and document the elusive Vaquita. You will be give accommodations with the team on the research vessel and will have the opportunity to accompany and contribute to this once in a lifetime event. Transportation to the expedition site in Baja California is not included, but we will do all we can to help you make arrangements.

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