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Dolphins Draw International Concern

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If New Zealand fails to protect critically endangered dolphins there could be far-reaching consequences for other endangered animals around the world, an international animal welfare organisation says. Care for the Wild International (CWI) has expressed

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Brenda P (146)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 10:50 am

Tim Redfern (581)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 11:12 am
I fail to understand why
New Zealand is doing
absolutely nothing!!,
with only 111 Maui dolphins
noted w/frustration.

Pamela Salomon (255)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 6:40 pm
How sad. More should be done. What is wrong with them?

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 7:58 pm

Sandra M Z (114)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 10:20 pm
Sadly noted, thanks Cher.

Ariel SunDolphin (276)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 11:28 pm
OMG! There is no reason for any dolphins to become extinct in this day & age, with all the knowledge that we have, if more people could just see how valuable & important they are!

"Dr Maas said with so much at stake, she hoped the Government would demonstrate the same commitment to the threatened dolphins as it had in fighting the extinction of whales at the International Whaling Commission."

Mick Gill (119)
Friday March 14, 2008, 3:44 am
maybe we need to write to the NZ Government and show our concerns on this matter we as a group can make a differance

Fey Catarina Dolphin (69)
Friday March 14, 2008, 12:59 pm
Yes, they must be saved!

Past Member (0)
Friday March 14, 2008, 1:45 pm
noted. so beautiful, I wish they could have their natural habitats back, without ships and everything ruining what they had to themselves for so long.

Tia P (7)
Friday March 14, 2008, 2:02 pm
Extremely tragic news. Chances of recovery are slim to none for the Maui dolphins with only 111 of them left. That is not enough genetic diversity for a healthy gene pool. My heart is breaking.

Is someone adept at creating petitions? Please, if you can write one, attach a link to this thread so we can all sign it.

Tia P (7)
Friday March 14, 2008, 3:54 pm
Check out this wonderful story - it shows conclusively that dolphins are more deserving of inheriting this earth than any of us humans who are causing their extinction:,22049,23361574-5013605,00.html
What a shameful thing that we are destroying the saviors.

Karen M (176)
Friday March 14, 2008, 7:29 pm
Great article. I hope that pressure on New Zealand to work hard for their dolphins and porpoises safety will work. It must, they're supposed to want to make a difference.

christine w (23)
Saturday March 15, 2008, 7:02 am
Very worrying article. A big petition sounds the way to go. Maybe someone down in NZ could get the correct contact details as to those people /institutions it should be sent to and set one up swiftly

Michelle R (13)
Saturday March 15, 2008, 3:44 pm
Here is a link about the situation w/the Maui dolphins. I was researching a vacation to Maui last yr. and found out why dolphin watching in a boat & swimming w/them is literally killing them. Here's the link:

Deborah A. C (247)
Saturday March 15, 2008, 6:23 pm
I've never seen a dolphin like this before not even in a book. They should be saved!

. (0)
Sunday March 16, 2008, 5:48 am
Noted. I hope and pray they do something about this in time.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 16, 2008, 6:34 am
NOTED ...........

MW E (0)
Monday July 28, 2014, 12:13 pm
The animals in this world are in need of our care even if it is just watching from a distance to admire their beauty. Show your love by keeping your distance and blowing them some kisses.
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