About us

The New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust is a world-class, research driven organisation. We are totally committed to the conservation of New Zealand’s whales and dolphins.

We are the only research and conservation organisation working with whales and dolphins in New Zealand. Our research includes population surveys, studies of whale and dolphin reproduction, survival and human impacts. Our research is firmly focused on ensuring sustainability and recovery.

We are the leading authority on Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins, and the only group actively researching their conservation.