Juan Carlos Cantu

Juan Carlos Cantu

Mexico Program Manager
Juan Carlos directs and implements all programs of the Mexico office of Defenders of Wildlife, with focuses on sea turtles, wildlife trade, parrot conservation, marine mammals and mangrove conservation.

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vaquita, © Karel Havlicek/National Geographic Creative

Last Hope for the Vaquita »

Last year the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita estimated that fewer than 100 vaquitas were left in the Upper Gulf of California. Fortunately, new measures decreed by the Mexican government are giving the vaquita its last hope to survive.

Scarlet macaw, © María Elena Sánchez

Flying Free »

The Mexican population of the most spectacularly colored macaw in North America is growing! This spring, we were thrilled to take part in the release of 28 scarlet macaws in Veracruz, Mexico.