ACT NOW to protect Māui Dolphin



The Māui and Hector Dolphins Threat Management Plan is under review and now is our chance to speak up for Māui dolphin!  There are only ~63 Māui dolphins left in the world – serious action is needed to ensure we don’t lose this special species on our watch. The best way you can stand up for our native taonga is to write a submission calling for the strongest protections possible. Submissions close 4th August.


Protecting Māui Dolphins is a priority for WEC. We believe serious action is needed to protect this species, the marine ecosystem and the future of any fishing industry here in NZ.
WEC is concerned that the current proposals don’t have enough focus on the long term protection of the marine ecosystem. We want to see a future where Māui are plentiful and understand that they are an indicator species of marine health as a whole. We want to support you, the Raglan community to make submissions that count. We know Raglan cares about Māui dolphins and our oceans as much as we do….our futures depend on a healthy environment – both on land and at sea. 
Let’s take the time to consider and communicate proposals to protect this vulnerable species.
Come play your part and help create a plan for Fisheries/DOC to review – let’s tell them how we want to save Māui dolphins and protect our oceans! Join us on Saturday from 3pm in the supper room to weave our plans together & write effective submissions – all welcome.

TMP Thursdays
If you can’t make the Saturday workshop, then pop into WEC anytime over the next few Thursdays (18th or 25th July or 1st August) and we can help you with your submission one-on-one.
If you’re keen to work on a submission by yourself, check out  our easy to use template:
This will take 20 minutes of your time and will make a world of difference to the fight to save our only endemic dolphin from extinction. Make a submission online here
If you really don’t have time to send a submission, take two minutes to add your name to the Greenpeace petition which is calling for the strongest protections possible for Māui dolphins and/or sign the Forest and Bird Zero Bycatch pledge

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