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Days to save the smallest dolphin

To New Zealand PM John Key:

As concerned citizens, we urge you to use your emergency powers to immediately ban net fishing and mining activities in the Maui's dolphins' home. The time to act is now before any more of the 55 remaining dolphins are killed. Losing this unique creature would do untold damage to New Zealand's image and be a tragedy for the world.

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Only 55 Maui’s dolphins remain, and New Zealand will sign their death sentence unless it stops netting in their habitat. Together, we can persuade the Prime Minister to save the dolphins.

A new report shows that dolphin numbers have halved in six years. Thousands of Kiwis are calling for a ban on the deadly set nets which are responsible for many dolphin deaths, but the fishing industry is busting a gut to stop this. Half of the tourists that go to New Zealand every year are Australian, so if we now tell Prime Minister John Key that his country's green image hangs on this decision, we can get him to act.

If any more of these unique dolphins die it will be too late to save them. So let’s join our voices across the trench and drown out the powerful fishing lobby with our call to save the Maui’s dolphins. Avaaz will deliver the petition with dolphin costumes to Key this week before he instructs his Primary Industries Minister. We don't have much time left! Sign the petition and share widely.
Posted: 18 April  2012

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