Maui’s dolphins draw media focus

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

3 News: Dolphin will become extinct ‘with or without ban’ More needed to save Maui’s dolphins

3 News: Conservationists want urgency for dolphin protection plan

Radio New Zealand: More protection urged for declining Maui’s dolphins Green Party Urgent Call To Save Maui Dolphins

MSN News: Maui’s dolphin numbers drop

Otago Daily Times: More protection proposed for declining dolphins

3 News: Maui’s dolphin numbers hit new low 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