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The government is aware of the danger our dolphins are in. Action has been delayed for over 40 years because there could be a short-term negative impact on the fishing industry. That short-term effect is seen as more important than the long-term needs of our dolphins and the tourism and other industries that rely on them and on New Zealand's international reputation.

In order to create change we need to demand a reform of fishing practices. We need to be persistent and we need to be loud.

CONTACT THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE

Hon. Kiritapu Allan

Minister for Conservation, and Associate Minister for the Environment.

Hon. David Parker

Minister of Fisheries.

Hon. James Shaw

Associate Minister for the Environment.

Hon. Nanaia Mahuta

Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Hon. Stuart Nash

Minister of Tourism.

Find your local MP

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QUESTIONS TO ASK
YOUR LOCAL MP

1.

Are you concerned about the imminent extinction of the Maui dolphin?

(remember: there are less than 50 left)

2.

Are you concerned about the likely extinction of the Hector's dolphin?

(remember: there are less than 10,000 left)

3.

Are you aware that the extinction of these dolphins would mean a loss of more than $24 million a year in tourism revenue, and the loss of hundreds of jobs?

4.

How do you plan to prevent the extinction of our native dolphins?

5.

Will you commit to supporting the full protection of these dolphins in parliament if given the opportunity?

6.

Would you support a ban on gill nets and trawling in water less than 100 metres deep?

7.

Do you think that current dolphin protections are good enough?

(remember: they cover less than a quarter of dolphin habitat)