you for taking a stand on behalf of New Zealandâ€™s rare Mauiâ€™s and Hectorâ€™s
dolphins by asking the government to ban dangerous fishing nets across their
These endangered dolphins have been declining for over four
decades and will disappear forever unless their home is finally made safe. Only
this Easter weekend another young Hector's dolphin died in the net of a hobby
fisher in Akaroa Harbour, one New Zealand's premier tourist destinations.
Despite being a designated Marine Mammal Sanctuary, it is perfectly legal to set
gillnets in parts of the harbour for six months of the year.
Hectorâ€™s and Mauiâ€™s dolphins is a race against time. They desperately need
action to get the nets out of their home, so we need to spread the word as far
and wide as possible.
- Please tell your friends and family about the
dolph ins' plight and ask them to sign our petition. You can post a link on
Facebook or Twitter, or simply cut and paste the text below.
forward the email below to your friends by cutting and pasting or share the
petition via Facebook and Twitter.
- If you haven't done so already,
please join our group Hector's and Maui's Dolphin SOS on Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/hectorsandmauissos ) or follow the dolphins on
Twitter (https://twitter.com/HectorsMauisSOS ), where you'll get all the latest
Thank you for caring and for taking action to protect the world's
Hectorâ€™s and Mauiâ€™s dolphins are the smallest and rarest
marine dolphins on earth and live only in New Zealand. Gillnetting and trawling
have decimated these diminutive dolphins to near extinction and continue to kill
them faster than they can breed.
Experts have called for a ban of these
fishing measures across the dolphinsâ€™ habitat for more than three decades. But
the New Zealand government isnâ€™t listening and the fishing industry denies all
responsibility. We simply canâ€™t let Mauiâ€™s and Hectorâ€™s dolphins go
Please join me in asking the New Zealand government to ban
dangerous fishing nets across the dolphins' habitat now: