Ban sonar testing in New Zealand and save rare dolphin species!

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Started by Hayden Preston
Petitioning: Hon John Key – Prime Minister of New Zealand

The Maui dolphins is the tiniest and rarest subspecies dolphin on the planet. Belive it or not, there are just 55 such dolphins left. They can be found exclusively in New Zealand, near North Island.

However, due to the intense seismic testing, which are carried out to discover potential oil and gas reserves, this wonderful species is threatened. These tests blast compressed air on the floor of the ocean every 20 seconds – usually for weeks or even months. Dolphins and whales navigate by sonar, and these tests are harming their ability to coordinate. Countless marine mammals have been found lifeless on the beach on various parts of the globe where such tests occurred. The link between these two is beyond any doubt, as it has been scientifically proven.

If the dolphins would survive the noise pollution, they would have to reach fisihing area, where there is a huge chance they will be caught in fishing nets. 9 per cent of the dolphin population dies due to gillnets and trawling.

These seismic tests must stop at once. The Maui dophin is in danger and could soon become extinct. No offshore drilling is worth this. Please act now and stop all sonar tests at once!

P.S. Every signature counts, so I would like to thank all the people that took the time to sign this petition.


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this petition are those of the author (Hayden Preston) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the YouSign Organization or any of its affiliates.
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Published on July 01, 2014.

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