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Juan Carlos Cantu

Mexico Programs
Juan Carlos directs and implements all Defenders of Wildlife's programs in Mexico, with a focus on sea turtles, wildlife trade, parrot conservation, marine mammals and mangrove conservation.

Posts By: Juan Carlos Cantu

Last Chance for the Vaquita »

The world smallest and most endangered porpoise is literally on its last fins. According to the latest population estimate by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) there are fewer than 30 vaquitas left in the Upper Gulf of California, the only place on Earth where they are found. In 2014, CIRVA… Read more »

Abronia graminea, © Adam G Clause

A Successful Year at CITES! »

A big part of our work year-round is helping countries create proposals to present at the next CITES meeting, and gather support for them. Months, even years of work go into these proposals to better protect species native to the Americas from the often devastating demands of wildlife trade — but it’s not until the COP that we get to see if they are accepted.