Viva la Vaquita
by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders®
“Viva la Vaquita” is a lively and passionate children’s song with an urgent message about the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. This tribute to the vaquita, endemic to Mexico, features a bilingual chorus as well as instruments typical to the traditional music of Baja, Mexico.
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“SAVE THE VAQUITA PORPOISE WITH A SONG!”
Downloads & CDsBirdsong and the Eco-Wonders® has created this song to raise awareness about the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. Birdsong began composing this song in Spring 2016, when an estimated 60 vaquitas still roamed the waters of the Northern Gulf of California. In a short time the estimate has become 30 individuals, as the vaquita has continued to become victim of the gillnets used in fisheries of the northern Gulf. The song could not come at a more important time to inspire action for the tiny porpoise, which is the world’s most endangered marine mammal.
Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders debuted the song at the International Conference of the American Cetacean Society in November 2016 in Monterey, California, USA.
“Viva la Vaquita” is one in a growing collection of award-winning animal songs for kids by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders®.
Proceeds of the sale of this song will be donated to organizations devoted to saving the vaquita porpoise.
Special thanks to VivaVaquita.org for the vaquita photos and for their commitment to raising awareness about the vaquita. Much of our research for this song was through this organization.