There are several ways you can get involved with the work we do:


Hector’s dolphins dive to about 100 metres deep just like William Trubridge, the world free-diving champion. In areas where William can reach the bottom, no gillnets should be allowed. Please write to the Minister for Primary Industries to ask him to put in place effective protection for Hector’s dolphins. Find out more


You can donate towards the research and conservation work of the New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust. Right now, we are fundraising for a new outboard motor for one of our three small boats. We need about $15,000 but every little bit helps. Find out more


  • Send us your photos If you have photos of whales and dolphins that you would like to share, upload them to our Facebook site or to Picasa.
  • Write a letter. You’d be surprised how effective a simple letter can be! Just a one-page letter to the Minister for Primary Industries with a copy to the Minister of Conservation, can really make a difference.
  • Keep an eye out for public events in your area, and if there are none why not organise an event yourself?
  • Pass on the information from this site to your friends – over dinner, in the tearoom at work, on the internet.
  • Eat seafood you have caught yourself, using a hook and line, long-line, fishing rod, dragnet, fish trap, craypot, speargun or any other dolphin-safe fishing method.

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