Maui’s could be extinct in 20 years

Scientists are urging the NZ government to take immediate action to ensure ‘full protection of Maui’s in all areas throughout their habitat’ © WWF-New Zealand

The International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) 2013 report acknowledges that New Zealand’s Maui’s dolphins will decline to just 10 adult breeding females in six years and become functionally extinct in less than 20 years, unless they are protected from gillnetting and trawling.

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