The last 55 Maui dolphins face extinction unless something is done RIGHT NOW 
by Michael Graham Richard
romo image Silvia Scarli/WWF


The Maui dolphin is the world’s rarest dolphin, and if we don’t act now to save it, it will soon be wiped out form the face of the Earth. “We are down to the last 55 dolphins, so we are calling on our political leaders to let them know it’s time to take action to save these precious animals,” said New Zealand Executive Director Chris Howe. “At the rate we are going the only place future generations will be able to see Maui’s is in museums.”
Only found off the cost of New Zealand, the Maui dolphin is primarily threatened by gillnets and trawlers. They get caught in the nets and drown (remember, dolphins are mammals, they can’t breathe underwater). Scientists estimate the 95% of unnatural Maui deaths are caused by fishing…
(read more: TreeHugger)
photograph by Silvia Scarli/WWF

The last 55 Maui dolphins face extinction unless something is done RIGHT NOW 

by Michael Graham Richard

romo image Silvia Scarli/WWF

The Maui dolphin is the world’s rarest dolphin, and if we don’t act now to save it, it will soon be wiped out form the face of the Earth. “We are down to the last 55 dolphins, so we are calling on our political leaders to let them know it’s time to take action to save these precious animals,” said New Zealand Executive Director Chris Howe. “At the rate we are going the only place future generations will be able to see Maui’s is in museums.”

Only found off the cost of New Zealand, the Maui dolphin is primarily threatened by gillnets and trawlers. They get caught in the nets and drown (remember, dolphins are mammals, they can’t breathe underwater). Scientists estimate the 95% of unnatural Maui deaths are caused by fishing…

(read more: TreeHugger)

photograph by Silvia Scarli/WWF

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