We need your help to protect the critically endangered Hectors
(Maui) dolphin population off the west coast of the North Island
of New Zealand. For more information and to learn how you can help
Whale Watching at Kaikoura
The Department of Conservation has decided not
to grant more permits for watching sperm whales at Kaikoura. To
find out how Trust research led to this decision click
New Marine Mammal Sanctuary Proposed
The Department of Conservation along with the local community are
considering creating a new marine mammal sanctuary at Porpoise Bay.
For more information click here.
Researchers Receive Prestigious Award
New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust Trustees Drs Steve Dawson and
Liz Slooten were recently awarded the Charles Fleming Award for
Environmental Achievement. To read of their achievement click