These organisations are the Hector's and Maui dolphin heroes. Groups in the “green” category have clearly stated that they support protection for Hector’s and Maui dolphins in waters up to 100 metres deep. These groups support the IUCN recommendation to ban fishing methods that kill dolphins (gillnets and trawling) throughout the habitat of these dolphins, out to the 100 metre depth contour, including harbours. ... See MoreSee Less
Groups in the “orange” category either favour compromise options, or it is not clear what dolphin protection they support. Compromise options include protection for Maui dolphins to 12 nautical miles offshore and some additional protection for the smallest and most endangered populations of Hector’s dolphins. This would cause continued fragmentation of Hector’s and Maui dolphin populations.
Organisations in the ”red” category do not support additional dolphin protection. ... See MoreSee Less