We would like to wish you Happy Holidays!
On behalf of the entire ECOBAC team, we thank all of our collaborators, volunteers, donors and supporters for their constant support. Thanks to you we achieved our goals.
The Ecología y Conservación de Ballenas team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We’d like to share with you our Good Practices campaign for this whale season.
ECOBAC, in collaboration with WWF Mexico, launched the campaign “Less Speed, More Lives” in order to improve navigation practices during the whale season as well as raise awareness about the importance of sailing with caution in order to avoid collisions between boats and whales, which can cost the lives of both people and whales alike.
Three short videos were also created as part of this campaign and are available on our YouTube channel @Ecología y Conservación de Ballenas.
New image for our Good Practices Campaign!
We redesigned the standard signage of the whale watching law (NOM-131-SEMARNART-2010). Banners with dimensions of 60 x 1.60 m as well as boat stickers were printed. The designs were made by the graphic design career of the University of Guadalajara (CUCOSTA).
The banners are being exhibited at marinas in Banderas Bay (Centro Marino Opequimar, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta Mita, Nuevo Vallarta and Marina Vallarta) and Los Cabos, B.C.S. (Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo).
Promoting our campaign…
On November 10th, an 80-person conference entitled “Taking caring of the Marine Giants” was held for the entire nautical community and the general population of Cabo San Lucas.
In order to promote our Good Practices campaign, a news conference was conducted in Marina Vallarta on December 1st along with Dr. Eduardo Najera of the World Wildlife Fund Mexico (WWF). During this whale season, the press was reminded of the significance of sailing carefully.
Because of the flexibility provided by virtual talks, ECOBAC was able to reach more people from various parts of the Mexican Republic, as well as listeners from other Latin American countries.
The ECOBAC team presented the talk titled, “Humpback whales of Banderas Bay: 25 Years of the FIBB Catalog” to an audience of more than 150 individuals who among them include students and listeners of the Chiapas University of Sciences and Arts, the organization Ecologízate al 100 A.C., the Rotary Club of Latin America, and sale workers from Junghanns, a table water company.
Talk for students from the Chiapas University of Sciences and Arts (Link: https://fb.watch/9PcrLCiIKj/)
Talk for the organization Ecologízate al 100 A.C.
Talk for the Rotary Club of Latin America (Link: https://fb.watch/9PbUH6kcnT/)
Talk for the sale workers of Junghanns, a table water company.
Thank you for the support!
We are grateful to the World Wildlife Fund Mexico (WWF) for their assistance in disseminating our Good Practices Campaign during the whale season. We would also like to thank the students of the graphic design career of the University of Guadalajara (CUCOSTA), for their assistance in the creation of the sticker and banner designs: Brandon Jacob Paque Hernández, Daysi Jasmn Orozco Osoria, Juan Antonio Martnez Berdeja, Luis Fernando Bernabé Garca, and Luna Alejandra Arana Garca. We appreciate the media’s help in spreading the word about our Good Practices campaign in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and Banderas Bay.
The whales need you!
ECOBAC is a non-profit organization thus we rely on your donations to keep up with our projects. We need your support to keep up with our studies and protect these incredible whales!