Let's face it campaign
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With only 55 left, critically endangered Maui's dolphins urgently need your help today!
Please join our “Let’s Face It” campaign as a powerful visual way of expressing worldwide public opinion to urge the New Zealand government to take immediate measures.
Why? Because populations have drastically fallen to less than 25% of Hector’s dolphins, and now only 55 Maui’s (a subspecies of the Hector’s) dolphins left.
Your visual petition (VP) photo of you along with a selected image of a Maui’s or Hector’s dolphin acknowledges specifically that you want to save the Maui’s & Hector’s from extinction.
If you've already created your "Let's Face It" Visual Petition, you can still help by collecting more.
We have over 7,400 "Let's Face It" Visual Petitions on our VP wall, and are calling upon EVERYONE with cameras to mobilize to help us reach our new goal of 8,000!
Please continue to create and encourage your friends and family to participate in "Let's Face It".
Going to farmers market, your workplace, party, festival, concert,...? Some participants have been collecting tens, and even hundreds of VPs at such events.
Bring an image of a Maui's/Hector's Dolphin along with you everywhere and collect Visual Petitions to represent!
There's just 3 easy steps.
Start with step 1 to download an image. You can do this on your own, or working in teams of 2-3 people works well for collecting many Visual Petitions:
"Ambassadors": 1-2 persons briefly explain the situation of the Maui's & Hector's Dolphins and "Let's Face It" campaign.
"Photographer": When people agree to have their photo taken, person with camera will take photos while the Ambassadors go on to the next person to explain.
If you'd like to present written information about "Let's Face It", please visit our Visual Petition Collectors Packet page.
Please BE A VOICE (actually a FACE) through our "Let's Face It" Visual Petition Campaign for the Critically Endangered Maui's and Hector's Dolphins of New Zealand
It is more than evident that unless the current government is VOTED OUT, the last 55 Maui's Dolphins could become EXTINCT less than two decades from now.
Battles are being hard fought for the world's smallest, rarest dolphin in New Zealand -- a nation perceived as “green” but currently only in theory, not action.
Empowerment through education and art with Peggy Oki - August 4-8, 10am-2pm ages 7-14
Peggy Oki talks with Aaron of Raglan Radio in NZ about the Maui's Dolphin Threat Management Plan recently announced, threats to their habitat, the current New Zealand government, and more.
The NZ government has again failed to adequately protect the ever-declining population of Maui's Dolphins, now at 54 or less (adults over age of 1 year) There is very little question that current government is bowing to the commercial fisheries, seabed mining, and deep sea oil industries instead of doing the right thing to save the dolphins.