I think that I will skip the chocolate egg post this Easter, I have posted enough Easter treats anyway, but I would love you to take a minute to read this, or a few minutes to watch this video.
NZ's tiny indigenous Maui's dolphin is on the brink of extinction. Maui's dolphins are the worlds smallest marine dolphin species – and the rarest. This month the Department of Conservation revealed that only around fifty five of these small dolphins exist. I repeat, only 55! And fishing nets are the number one threat. NIWA (National Institute for Water & Atmospheric Research) estimates that 110-150 Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins were killed in fishing nets each year between 2000 and 2006, that is a lot of dolphins! Unless substantial action is taken very soon, we will lose them forever.
If you like to learn more about the Dolphin Mayday please go to the NZ Greenpeace page and read this article Maui's Dolphin Mayday | GREENPEACE New Zealand
Thank you and Happy Easter to all.