NZ Govt fails Maui dolphins by issuing permit in habitat…

The New Zealand government is failing to protect the last 55 Māui dolphins by selling off rights for oil and gas exploration in the waters where the
Minister Simon Bridges has today released the 2015 block offer for petroleum exploration, and two of the areas granted permits overlap with the southern part of Māui dolphins rion and seismic activities is unacceptable given the perilously low numbers of dolphins that remain,” says WWF-New Zealand’s Senior Campaigner Alex Smith.
“Instead of exposing these critically endangered animals to additional dangers, the government should be doing everything it can to protect the last 55 Māuis throughout their entire range.”
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http://www.wwf.org.nz/?13321/Maui-block-offer

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