Hector's and Maui's Dolpins need You!
Scientists and conservationists have been calling for a New Zealand-wide ban on gill and trawl nets in waters up to 100m depth for more than two decades. This could easily be achieved by switching to more selective fishing methods that don’t catch dolphins, such as hook and line fishing and fish traps.
Eliminating commercial and recreation gillnetting and trawling across the species' range without exception is the only way to save Hector's and Maui's dolphins.
We don’t have long to fix this. Saving this Hector's & Maui's dolphins is a race against time. With under 80 Maui's dolphins and some 20 breeding females left, they can’t afford to wait.