Outreach Volunteer: International Save the Vaquita Day (Vancouver, B.C.) on July 8, 2017

Help us raise awareness for the vaquita porpoise and its plight

Description

You will be educating the public about the vaquita, other porpoises conservation issues at an event we are co-hosting with the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, B.C.

About the event: The first Saturday after the 4th of July has been designated as International Save the Vaquita Day. This is intended to be an annual event with a specific focus on raising awareness and appreciation of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). Events around the globe direct the attention of people to the plight of this tiny porpoise species, and what needs to be done to save it from extinction. There are booths, games, music, free prizes, educational brochures, inspirational talks, face painting, and several life-size models of vaquitas on hand to draw attention to and appreciation of the vaquita, Mexico’s “Panda of the Sea”.

Locations
  • Vancouver Aquarium (The Vancouver Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada @ Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2)

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Research Database Editor

Help us make research on porpoises accessible for a general audience.

Description

The Porpoise Conservation Society operates a publicly accessible database of scientific publications, maintained by the Database Administrator.

The task of the Research Database Editor is to select papers on topics of general interest and summarize scientific discoveries, interesting study results, observations made in the paper etc. in a language that can be understood by a general (non-scientist) audience. The goal is to feature those summaries along with a link to the original paper in articles on porpoise.org, on species profiles etc.

There is no requirement for a fixed minimum contribution of hours per month, but a long-term commitment to this role would be preferred.

Locations
  • Virtual (This is a virtual role that you can perform from home. No physical presence at any of our locations is required.)

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Marine Mammal Observer

Help discover important habitats for harbour porpoise in B.C. and support our efforts to protect and conserve porpoises and their habitats

Description

We are studying harbour porpoise, one of the most common and most widely distributed of all whales, porpoises and dolphins.

Our Marine Mammal Observer volunteers help us gather data that our scientists can use to look at seasonal abundance, habitat use and other factors that are important for species management and conservation decisions. They also contribute to our efforts to raise awareness for some of the world’s smallest cetaceans.

Locations
  • Whytecliff Park (Whytecliff Park is a public park in West Vancouver, BC, Canada.)

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