Act now to save the Maui's Dolphin from Extinction
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September 2013


New Zealandís critically endangered Mauiís dolphin is the world's smallest and rarest marine dolphin and is in very real danger of extinction. Only about 55 adult dolphins now remain alive. Despite over 70,000 submissions in favour of better protection, the New Zealand Governmentís response is once again shamefully inadequate.

The current proposal put forward by the Minister is woefully inadequate and extremely disappointing in light of the weight of scientific opinion and public desire for proper protection. 

Mauis dolphin extinction

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And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Marine Mammal Sanctuary submissions
Department of Conservation
PO Box 10420
Wellington 6143
New Zealand
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When China's Yangtze River dolphin went extinct people all over the world were shocked and dismayed - but now New Zealand could become the next country to cause the extinction of a dolphin.

Both the International Whaling Commission and the World Conservation Congress have urged the New Zealand Government to take immediate measures to protect Maui's dolphin.

A group of New Zealand experts identified bycatch in fishing nets as the key threat to the dolphins, and provided advice on management for the area in which they are found.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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