Dr. Rojas-Bracho heads the Coordination for Marine Mammal Research and Conservation in Mexico. He established the international recovery team of the vaquita (CIRVA) whose recommendations have been the basis for the recovery program of this species. He has authored or co-authored over 90 scholarly articles, book chapters and technical reports on marine mammals. Dr. Rojas-Bracho has been a member and has chaired different international committees and working groups related to the management and conservation of endangered cetaceans worldwide. He is a member of the CMS Scientific Council’s Aquatic Mammals Working Group and the IUCN’s Cetacean Specialist Group, and The Red List Authority and the board of the Society of Marine Mammalogy and has been a keynote speaker in different meetings. Dr. Rojas-Bracho is Mexico’s Commissioner to IWC and chairs its Conservation Committee. In 2015 he was awarded IUCN’s SSC Chair’s Citation of Excellence and the SMM Conservation Merit Price.