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Algarve’s Zoomarine becomes first European organisation to join the ‘Save the Vaquita’ movement

in Algarve · 13-07-2017 13:57:00 · 2 Comments

The award-winning Zoomarine sealife theme park in Guia, Algarve, has joined an international campaign to prevent the extinction of the vaquita.

Algarve’s Zoomarine becomes first European organisation to join the ‘Save the Vaquita’ movement

The vaquita is a rare species of porpoise endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California, of which there are only 30 mammals left.
To mark the occasion, last weekend, 29 volunteers and all of Zoomarine’s employees took part in a fundraising initiative at the park named Pied4Porpoise.
This involved plates of whipped cream being thrown at each other, in return for donations which have been sent on to the Vaquita Conservation Fund.
Zoomarine was the first organisation in Europe to adhere to the international movement started in the US to save the vaquita. It also coincided with International Save the Vaquita Day, which was on Saturday 8 July. 
Speaking to newspaper Correio da Manhã, João Neves, head of Zoomarine’s Educational Department, said: “Last year, there were 60 vaquitas, this year there are just half of that. Soon, if nothing is done, there will be no vaquitas left.”
Desidério Silva, head of the RTA Regional Algarve Tourism Board also said, “We must contribute towards there being more awareness about species”.

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NO... You are hill informed or you are lying to the readers.
Nothing o the sort is banned in the UK - and it is NOT banned in France, either.
Why are you trying to say so?
And if Zoomarine is what you are saying, what are you doing BETTER than Zoomarine (because, at least, Zoomarine is doing something)?
Or are you just another couch warrior, disseminating FALSE information?
by George Mateus from Other on 19-07-2017 12:42:00
zoomarine are no different to wild animals performing in a zoo for humans. This place pretends to be doing good
But they're just a big corporation making money off of wild animals. In the uk this is banned and in France but we still have this in portugal ????
by Sebastian wolff from Algarve on 16-07-2017 10:33:00

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