ACTION ALERT! - Maui's Dolphins Killed By New Zealand's Illegal Fishing!
Take action to tell the New Zealand government to stop illegal fishing NOW within the Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary! Fishing nets have killed so many Maui's dolphin only 55 adults are alive, abetted by the Government's politically-fueled inaction; this dolphin is so close to extinction! Participate now in the GLOBAL VOICE to tell the New Zealand government that THE WORLD IS WATCHING, and help to keep this dolphin from being exterminated!
Here are ways you can help :
View this just-released surveillance video
from Peter Bethune then join the effort to Save the Maui's dolphin by
following these directions from the video:
- Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them you want:
- The Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary extended out to 20 nautical miles from land;
- Gillnets and Trawl Nets banned throughout the Sanctuary;
- The Marine Mammal Sanctuary enforced both night and day.
- Join Peggy Oki's "Let's Face It" Visual Petition campaign for the Critically Endangered Maui's and Hector's Dolphins of New Zealand: www.lets-face-it-dolphins.com. Watch the 3 minute video about the campaign: Campaing Video
Adopt a Humpback Whale Today
When you contribute to CSI, who do you help?
Salt is just one of the thousands of large whales at risk. She is a humpback whale who spends spring, summer and fall feeding in the waters of Stellwagen Bank within miles of Cape Cod shores. In December she migrates to the warm Caribbean waters for the breeding and calving grounds.
But there is much more to this story. Salt is considered the Grand Dame of Stellwagen Bank. She was the first whale to be given a name. She is one of the very first known grandmothers and soon will be a great-grandmother. She may return in May with calf number thirteen. She has eight Grandcalves. She is the only humpback whale to be seen every year since first being seen in 1975. When Salt has a new calf, they visit the boats together quite frequently. Most humpback whales do not form long-term relationships. However, over the years Salt and Cardhu (another mature female) have spent several summers together!
In addition to a DVD of her story, Salt is now one of the two humpback whales (Colt is the other) in our new Humpback Whale Adoption Program. In the past, Salt was most at risk from net entanglements and ship strikes. Today we add whaling efforts to the most immediate threat. Yes, whaling. Salt's migration to the calving grounds is dangerous as St Vincent and the Grenadines kill several humpbacks annually. If Salt decides to swim the same distance north, Greenland kills eight or nine humpbacks each year.
The CSI volunteers work tirelessly to try to protect Salt and all the whales, dolphins and porpoise from threats of all kinds. It is not too late to reverse the growing call for an increase to whaling quotas but we need your help. Salt needs your help.
This holiday season give a whale of a gift (yes, it has come to that) and spend some time meeting a
whale where they live.
Click here to order from: The Whale Video Company
CSI is an all-volunteer, non-profit conservation, education and research organization
dedicated to protecting cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and the marine environment.
Cetacean Society International
CSI is recognized worldwide as one of the most effective cetacean advocacy organizations. 93% of every dollar is spent on programs to protect whales, aid non-intrusive research and to educate the public.
Why Save the Whales?
What is there about cetaceans that place them in a special niche in the evolution of relations between humans and non-human life forms? Whales, dolphins and porpoises have a beauty and grace all their own which is of surpassing quality. Throughout human history, cetaceans have been the subjects of exceptional artistic creations. They are supremely photogenic.
Cetaceans have such a unique fascination and such widespread interest for persons of all ages and backgrounds that they become breakthrough educational motivators.
Furthermore, whales appear to have a special affinity for human beings.