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Huge & Heartfelt Thanks to Everyone who helped to reach our goal of 5,500, we have a new goal of 6,900! Time is running out for the Maui's. You can still stand up for the Maui's & Hector's Dolphins through your visual petitions.
Join us in telling the Prime Minister "Let's Face It" The World is Watching, Extinction is Forever!
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Large scale environmental art image was organized by “Let’s Face It” Visual Petitions coordinator Peggy Oki, Founder & Director of the Origami Whales Project. Read more...
After numerous e-mails and phone calls by Peggy Oki (Coordinator of "Let's Face It" Visual Petitions) since February (2013) pushing to formulate a group letter of concern to DOC with request for protocols including necropsy to determine cause of death in any cetaceans found in proximity to zones of seismic testing we gladly announce that the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) is urging the New Zealand government to halt seismic testing in Maui’s dolphin habitat immediately.
In a letter to New Zealand’s Prime Minister the SMM expressed concerns about seismic surveys in the home of Maui’s dolphins, the rarest dolphin species on earth. The President of the Society Prof. Helen Marsh said that "allowing seismic testing in the dolphins’ habitat may harm their hearing and push them into unprotected areas, where they are more exposed to fishing nets. The impact on the 55 remaining Maui’s dolphins could be devastating. Allowing this seismic testing appears inconsistent with the New Zealand Government's stated goal of enabling this subspecies to recover..."