• Petitioned John Key

This petition was delivered to:

New Zealand Prime Minister
John Key

Help Save Maui's Dolphins

    1. Petition by

      World Wildlife Fund

The world’s rarest and smallest marine dolphin is at risk of extinction. Only an estimated 55 Maui’s dolphins over the age of one remain on the planet, all living along a small stretch of New Zealand’s coast.

While their survival is threatened by sand mining and oil and gas exploration, the greatest immediate threat is certain types of fishing nets used throughout their coastal habitat. Living close to shore, Maui’s dolphins can easily become entangled in these nets and drown. With so few remaining, each unnecessary death is a critical one.

Urge New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to protect the last remaining Maui’s dolphins by prohibiting dangerous fishing gear from their habitat, safeguarding the region from sand mining and the threat of oil and gas exploration, and establishing a protected ocean corridor. Help give this species a fighting chance.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Amy Stevens AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We have no right to cause the extinction of another form of life.

    • Feylin Van Der Westhuizen SCOTTBURGH, SOUTH AFRICA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need to bring people to the realization of how much damage we are causing to our plant! We need to open peoples eyes and hearts so they can see what we see!

    • Eva Lopes öRNSKöLDSVIK, SWEDEN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Taking acare of these animals is taking care of us!

    • Leetah Jones TUCSON, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      These dolphins are amazing. Before tonight I had never even heard of them. As one of the few countries that I really look up to I am appalled to see that you are dragging your feet in this. Saving these wonderful sea mammals would not only help the environment but it would also give you more tourism. Eco-tourism is on the rise and being the only place to have these dolphins will bring you more tourists. Please, save these magnificent creatures and be the role model we all see you as.

    • Filipe Félix PINHAL NOVO, PORTUGAL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because all species should be preserved


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