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Case Study

March 31, 2017

Saving the Vaquita from Imminent Extinction

Publisher(s): GrantCraft, Foundation Center

Funder(s): David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Oak Foundation, Campbell Foundation, Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, The, Tiffany & Co. Foundation, SunLight Time Foundation

Author(s): Anna Pond

This GrantCraft case study, developed for Foundation Center's FundingtheOcean.org portal, explores how the Marisla Foundation stepped outside of its traditional grantmaking role to help save the vaquita from extinction. It includes the perspective of one of it's grantees in the area, World Wildlife Fund Mexico, and how they worked together to change fishing regulations and behaviours in the Gulf of Mexico to protect the species from further decline. Read the case study.