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Dr. Rojas-Bracho is Coordinator of Marine Mammal Research and Conservation at the National Institute of Ecology, in Ensenda, BC., Mexico. He has promoted the integration of researchers from different countries into joint researches focused on understanding better the marine mammals of Mexico. He has combined demographic and genetic aspects to evaluate the vaquita risk factors, as well as to estimate the population size and habitat use.
Among the conservation actions to recover the vaquita, he established and Chairs the vaquita recovery team (International Committee for the Recovery of Vaquita/Comité Internacional para la Recuperación de la Vaquita; CIRVA). This Committee is constituted by well known marine mammal specialist from Canada, Norway, United Kingdom, the US and Mexico. The works by CIRVA have been recognized by different scientific bodies.