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We will yet again be responsible for wiping out an entire species if we don't actively protect the last of Maui's dolphins and Hector dolphins. NEW ZEALAND HAS ONE OF THE WORST RECORDS OF NATIVE BIODIVERSITY LOSS! On the other hand New Zealand places fourth in the world, in regards to pulling together and volunteering. So please get together and help Maui's Dolphins by reporting any sightings to 0800 4MAUIS. 

It's on again because Maui's Dolphins are important to us "Kiwi's"

A quote from Dom Merton, a man that played a major role in the mid-1970s for bringing the Black Robin back from near extinction said, “If the rarest bird in the world can be rescued, then given human determination and effort no species need to become extinct”. 

I'm a new student at S.I.T and have chosen to do a project on the Maui dolphin, I DON’T HAVE THE POWER OR GREAT ENOUGH INFLUENCE TO SINGLE-HANDEDLY REVERSE THE DECLINING NUMBERS OF MAUI'S DOLPHINS BUT WE ALL DO, TOGETHER.

Hector’s dolphins which they are more commonly known as and the subspecies Maui’s dolphins only live in New Zealand and are the smallest and rarest marine dolphin species on earth. Fishing with gill nets and trawling have driven them to the very edge of extinction. There are now just 55 adult Maui’s dolphins left. SO HOW IS IT, THAT THESE FISHING METHODS ARE STILL ALLOWED?  THEY KILL AN ESTIMATED FIVE OF THE MAUI'S DOLPHINS EACH YEAR.

Are we willing to give up sea food?  Or can the people of New Zealand & Government find an alternative? What is one man’s greed compared to an entire species, as a young New Zealander I'm taught by actions of our government and majority of people that economy is everything. New Zealand has a deficiency in the economy but that cannot be held as a reason to neglect any species.

Don’t allow the researches to be right in saying the extinction of Maui's dolphins will occur in 2030, show them and the world that New Zealand and our allies can in-fact turn the situation around, I believe we can....

 

Letter to
New Zealand's Minister of Conservation Hon. Kate Wilkinson
New Zealand's Minister for Primary Industries Hon. David Carter
New Zealands Minister for the Environment Hon. Amy Adams
and 1 other
Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key - Leader
Please actively protect and aid the reverse in the minimal numbers of Maui's dolphins, a creature that has long swum through the ages.
Maui's and Hector's dolphins are the world's rarest marine dolphin species. With small and declining populations, only a zero tolerance approach to fishing-related mortality will save both species.
Our business’s die and occasionally come back, but sadly living creatures do not.