The num­bers

Element - - Upfront - Photo: Cour­tesy of Earthrace Con­ser­va­tion

55

Only 55 maui’s dol­phins over one year of age re­main.

70,000

The num­ber of peo­ple who made sub­mis­sions sup­port­ing bet­ter pro­tec­tion for the dol­phins.

2

New Zealand will be­come only the sec­ond coun­try ever to cause the ex­tinc­tion of a dol­phin since China lost the Yangtze River dol­phin.

100

The In­ter­na­tional Whal­ing Com­mis­sion and the World Con­ser­va­tion Congress ad­vised NZ to ban gill nets and trawl­ing through­out its habi­tat out to 100 me­ters depth.

The Gov­ern­ment’s most re­cent pro­posal has been roundly crit­i­cised for fail­ing to pro­vide ad­e­quate pro­tec­tion. DOC is ask­ing for pub­lic feed­back on the pro­posal - visit tinyurl.com/pr2u­u7v to send a pre­pared sub­mis­sion to add your voice to the call for de­cent pro­tec­tion for Maui’s dol­phin.

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