Mittwoch, 1. Juli 2015

Ban gillnets and trawling in Maui's and Hector's dolphin habitat

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Thank you for taking a stand on behalf of New Zealand’s rare Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins by asking the government to ban dangerous fishing nets across their habitat.

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.

Saving Hector’s and Maui’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.

- Please 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 ( ) or follow the dolphins on Twitter ( ), where you'll get all the latest news.

Thank you for caring and for taking action to protect the world's smallest dolphins,

Barbara and the NABU International team

Please forward the message below to share via email with your friends and family, then click here to share the petition on Facebook.

Dear Friends,

Hector’s and Maui’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 dolphins’ habitat for more than three decades. But the New Zealand government isn’t listening and the fishing industry denies all responsibility.
We simply can’t let Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins go extinct.

Please join me in asking the New Zealand government to ban dangerous fishing nets across the dolphins' habitat now:

Thank you.
Barbara Maas - NABU International
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