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 expert commentary, here.
Examples of the media coverage include:
TVNZ News: Govt criticised over Maui dolphin response
Stuff.co.nz: More needed to save Maui’s dolphins
Radio New Zealand: More protection urged for declining Maui’s dolphins
Stuff.co.nz: Green Party Urgent Call To Save Maui Dolphins
MSN News: Maui’s dolphin numbers drop
Otago Daily Times: More protection proposed for declining dolphins
Stuff.co.nz: Fishermen foul over net ban call
The issues has also been the subject of a number or press releases issued from government, research, industry and interest groups, including:
Auckland City Council, Forest & Bird, WWF, PEPANZ , Victoria University, Environmental Defence Society, Federation of Commercial Fishermen, NABU International, University of Auckland, Green Party, Seafood Industry Council and the New Zealand Government