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Children Write In Support Of Hector’s Dolphin

August 6, 2001 - Wellington

Members of the Forest and Bird’s Kiwi Conservation Club today presented their letters supporting more action to protect Hector’s dolphin to the Minister of Conservation, Sandra Lee.

Forest and Bird Society Senior Researcher, Barry Weeber, said “Hector’s dolphin is found only in New Zealand waters and the North Island sub-species is recognised by the World Conservation Union as a critically endangered threatened species.”

“There is only about 100 North Island Hector’s dolphin left and unless there is concerted action this sub-species could easily become extinct.”

“Wellington Kiwi Conservation Club members presented letters from children around the country to the Minister of Conservation asking for the protection of North Island Hector's dolphin.”

“The children carried a set net and a dolphin (plastic) to illustrate their message to the Minister.”


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