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Stop the Extinction of Hector's & Maui's Dolphins now!
  • Petitioning Rt Hon John Key

This petition will be delivered to:

Prime Minister of New Zealand
Rt Hon John Key
Minister of Conservation, New Zealand
Hon Kate Wilkinson
Minister of Fisheries, New Zealand
Phil Heatley
Minister of Primary Industries, New Zealand
Hon David Carter (Minister of Primary Industries, New Zealand)

Stop the Extinction of Hector's & Maui's Dolphins now!

    1. Petition by

      Animal First!

Hector's and Maui's dolphins are the world's rarest marine dolphin species. They occur only in New Zealand, Hector's off the South Island and Maui's of the North Island. Fishing with gill nets and trawling have driven both species to the very edge of extinction. Fishing is killing them 76 times faster than they can breed!

Since decades the government of New Zealand refuses to start a program to protect the world's smallest and rarest marine dolphin species. New Zealand is the only country to vote against further protection for the critically endangered Maui's dolphins at the world's largest conservation summit in 2012. For more than a decade, marine biologists and conservationists have called for a New Zealand-wide ban on gillnets. These urgent calls have been completely ignored by the New Zealand government!
The result is that now there are now only 55 Maui's dolphins left on this planet!

The last survivors need to be protected before it’s too late! Please sign this petition, express your protest and fight for the last 55 of the most endangered of all marine dolphin species to protected them against drowning in fishing nets in New Zealand!

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    • Tania Thomson NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND
      • 8 days ago

      These guys will be gone in a flash, we need to step up!

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    • Julia Weatherbe-Compton ENGLISH HARBOUR, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
      • 4 months ago

      Because I have always loved dolphins, aside from that they are very intelligent more than we know! and such beautiful creatures of the sea!

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    • Anna Bohach LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      New Zealand cannot be classified as a civilised country if its government cannot see the importance of protecting endangered species. You owe this to the future generations.

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    • Uli Knobloch NEW ZEALAND
      • 4 months ago

      New Zealand has the responsibility to protect its unique and beautiful wildlife; right here and now and for the future. If we don't act now, there is no way back and these beautiful animals are gone forever.

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    • Linda Tyler CASTLE ROCK, CO
      • 4 months ago

      Our natural animals must be kept alive for our children and grandchildren and beyond can enjoy them. They were created for a reason......man must not destroy them.

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