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 9,500 "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 10,000!

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!

Please BE A VOICE (actually a FACE) through our 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


Click here to start with Step 1



More news...

Time is running out for the last 55 Maui's Dolphins as the New Zealand government is expected to announce their management plan for the Maui's and Hector's (also critically endangered) Dolphins. Please consider helping to reach our goal of 5,500 VPs by mid-November. Click here to begin by choosing your image of a Hector's / Maui's Dolphin.



Many thanks to all participating in our “Let’s Face It” campaign!


If you have already created a VP, you know how fun & easy it is to do. You can team up with a friend, and its fun for everyone. Events such as festivals, parties, gatherings are great places for connecting and collecting many more “Let’s Face It” VPs. At Maui's Dolphin Day, we collected over 300 VPs. One friend e-mailed yesterday announcing that she will be setting up a booth at a festival this weekend in Byron Bay, Australia and has set a goal to collect 500 VPs within a week. Some friends have been collecting VPs on their own at rallies or just calling upon their friends.

So bring your camera and image of Hector’s / Maui’s Dolphins along with you.

Select additional optional information materials for Visual Petition Collectors (VPCs), please click here.