Māui and Hector’s dolphins are often in the news. Most often though, it’s because they are caught in nets, found dead on beaches, or New Zealand is being noted for letting them slide into extinction.

The 2019 Threat Management Plan Proposal



Government announcements


Further reading and references

  • The Hector’s dolphin sightings app is an online tool to act as a portal for citizen science reporting of dolphins around New Zealand.

  • DoC – Visit this page for the Māui and Hector’s dolphin sightings database – mortality record, abundance estimate and info on past and proposed Threat Management Plans.

  • World Animal Protection – We work with many NGOs, including World Animal Protection – helping raise awareness at events and on issues.

  • New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust – We work with a range of scientists, including world experts Professor Liz Slooten and Steve Dawson from the University of Otago and the New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust.

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