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Maui’s dolphin extinction risk

Dacia Herbulock posted in on December 12th, 2013.

A major international conference on marine mammals in Dunedin this week has focused attention on efforts to halt the extinction of Maui’s dolphin, a subspecies unique to New Zealand waters. The Science Media Centre rounded up answers to questions aboutthe charismatic creature’s chances for survival from visiting speakers and participants in the event. Dr Barbara […]

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Maui’s dolphins draw media focus

John Kerr posted in on March 16th, 2012.

The release of a report that estimates there are only 55 Maui’s dolphins left in the world has caused a media stir, with conservation groups and the fishing industry in a standoff over fishing restrictions put forward by the government in response. You can find out more about the report and government measures, and read […]

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