Maui Dolphins - action.greens.org.nz

We can protect the Maui's dolphin marine sanctuary from oil drilling

The Government’s new Block Offer will open up another half a million square kilometres of our oceans to oil drilling, including part of the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin marine sanctuary.

4,000 sq km of the Maui’s dolphin sanctuary – roughly a third of its total area – is up for grabs by oil and mining companies.

National's decision to open up another half a million square kilometres to mining smacks of desperation from a Government that doesn’t know how to build a sustainable, 21st century economy.

With just 55 Maui’s dolphins left, it is hugely irresponsible to offer drilling permits in a third of the sanctuary where they live.

The Greens in Government will promote transformative clean energy projects to end reliance on the fossil fuels that cause climate change, not oversee desperate attempts to dig more up.

Sign our petition to the Energy and Resources Minister and help protect the Maui's dolphin marine sanctuary.

To the Energy and Resources Minister, Please remove the Maui's Dolphin Sanctuary from Block Offer 2017.

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  • signed 2017-02-18 19:05:58 +1300
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  • signed 2017-02-16 16:52:20 +1300
    It’s our responsibility to save those animals
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  • signed 2017-02-15 03:44:39 +1300
    Please save these!! I don’t want such beautiful creatures to go extinct!
  • signed 2017-02-15 01:33:35 +1300
    For the future, animals and their welfare!
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  • signed 2017-02-13 19:21:38 +1300
    This is absolutely unbelievable! Have you lost all common sense – they are critically endangered and instead of putting more effort into Green Energy, you decide to do something so unequivocally selfish, I’m speechless!
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  • signed 2017-02-13 17:55:25 +1300
    We need to save these creatures before it’s too late. How did this number even get like this? These are OUR precious Maui’s dolphins and we don’t want to only be able to see them in pictures.
  • signed 2017-02-11 16:46:17 +1300
    If the government isn’t willing to protect even the most endangered of our species in the face of potential profit, what chance is there for our ecosystems as a whole? We should be increasing the number of marine sanctuaries we have, not reducing them. As a country surrounded by, and so dependant on the ocean, we need to do everything we can to protect if we want to keep benefiting from the ecosystem services it provides to us, which fuel so much of our economy. Oil drilling is a temporary increase in profit with huge environmental consequences that are not worth it in the short or long term. Keep the oil in the ground, keep our marine sanctuaries safe.
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    Leslie Titheridge
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