Tweetstorm for Maui’s #Dolphins

Hector's Dolphins at Porpoise Bay. This was sc...

Hector’s Dolphins at Porpoise Bay. This was scanned from a print, and the water appears darker than it should be. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are an estimated 50 Maui’s dolphins left on this planet and the planet needs to know. It’s time to step up as cyber whale warriors, because your help is needed. Help spread the word about this planetary event and join the storm!

If you feel you are too old for Twitter, read how you can utilize Facebook tags to help in this cause by clicking Here. Simply apply the techniques to the Maui’s dolphins cause.

The following is from the Facebook event, which I encourage you to join.

TWEETSTORM FOR MAUI’S DOLPHINS

Public · By Barbara MaasSharon Kelly and Toni Gutierrez

Thursday, August 8, 2013 7:00am

WORLDWIDE – ONLINE EVENT (TWEETSTORM)

DO NOT BUY FISH OR SEAFOOD FROM NEW ZEALAND!
If you buy fish from NZ you are supporting those who are fighting for the right to KILL the last 50 Maui’s dolphins. Please take part in our TWEETSTORM on August 8th to spread this message to save them from extinction, which is likely to happen in less than 20 years unless NZ changes its way.

TWEETSTORM TIME ANNOUNCER: http://bit.ly/14rCm1b

WHAT WE WANT: Full protection against gillnets and trawling across the dolphins’ habitat to a water depth of 100 m

INFO:

Fishing with gillnets and trawlnets is the primary cause of death among the last surviving Maui’s dolphins. Between them they KILL ABOUT NINE PERCENT of the tiny population that’s left every year – that’s over 75 times more than the sustainable limit. This is because only a small fraction of the dolphins’ range is protected.

The New Zealand Seafood Industry: Seafood New Zealand –www.seafoodnewzealand.org.nz – is the industry body that has obstructed the dolphins’ protection for decades and continues to fight every conservation effort. Please take part in our tweetstorm to tell NZ’s fishing industry that enough is enough. It’s time you became a sustainable and responsible business.

WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW ON TWITTER:
Please go to #911MauisDolphins or click here www.twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23911MauisDolphins and copy & paste or retweet. Let’s get the word out now for these little Maui’s Dolphins in advance of our tweetstorm on August 8th. Many thanks.

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JOIN US:
HECTOR’S AND MAUI’S DOLPHIN SOS
► www.facebook.com/groups/hectorsandmauissos
Maui’s & Hector’s Dolphin Online Volunteers
► www.facebook.com/groups/Mauisdolphinonlinevolunteers

OUR WEBPAGE:
Hector’s and Maui’s Dolphin SOS
► www.hectorsdolphins.com

TWITTER:
@HectorsMauisSOS
► www.twitter.com/HectorsMauisSOS

LIKE AND FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE (German):
NABU International
► www.facebook.com/nabu.international

OUR PICBADGE (wear it proudly to raise awarness):
► www.picbadges.com/hectors-and-mauis-dolphin-sos/2508818

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WHAT IS A TWEETSTORM?
www.globalfree.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/tweetstorms

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IMPORTANT LINKS:

NEW ZEALAND’S HYPOCRICY – As many of you know, Australia’s case against Japanese whaling in the southern ocean is currently being heard at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Australia argues quite rightly that Japan is carrying out commercial whaling under the guise of scientific research. New Zealand joined the case on the side of Australia last year. On July 8, NZ’s Attorney-General Chris Finlayson will be speaking against Japan’s whale hunt for 90 minutes. NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully told the media that he was pleased that New Zealand is able to put its views on the proper interpretation of the Whaling Convention before the court. “New Zealand will continue to work to end whaling in the Southern Ocean,” he said. Meanwhile, back home, NZ is ignoring the IWC Scientific Committee’s call for the immediate and full protection of the last 50 individuals of its only native cetacean – the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin – against lethal fishing nets. Check out this editorial from NZ’s Dominion Post and tell us what you think:
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/editorials/8855467/Editorial-Japan-losing-the-whale-war

Saving the ‘sea hobbit’:
www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/national-news/8872261/Saving-the-sea-hobbit-and-our-reputation

Scientists demand New Zealand save ‘sea hobbit’:
www.en.tengrinews.kz/environment/Scientists-demand-New-Zealand-save-sea-hobbit–20673

A call for action over New Zealand’s Maui’s dolphins:
www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/pacific-beat/a-call-for-action-over-new-zealands-mauis-dolphins/1155452

2.7.13 – Question 12: Gareth Hughes to the Minister of Conservation:
“Will he implement the recommendations to protect Maui’s dolphins contained in the report of this year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee; if not, why not?” Watch:
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_Ff0FeUsCNY

New Zealand Maui s Dolphins Face Extinction:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1pfua7-Pf8

Kampf um die seltensten Delfine der Welt (German):
www.zeit.de/video/2013-06/2483034436001/tierschutz-kampf-um-die-seltensten-delfine-der-welt

Pressure to ban fishing in Maui’s range:
“The immediate full closure of gill net and trawling fisheries within the range of Maui’s dolphin is sought by the International Whaling Commission scientific committee.
The animals mainly live in an area from Taranaki to north of Dargaville, including Auckland’s west coast.”
Read more:
www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/rodney-times/8892076/Pressure-to-ban-fishing-in-Mauis-range

Hector’s & Maui’s Dolphins appeal by William Trubridge:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6aU0O57KJQ

FISHING INTERESTS SET POLICY ON MAUI’S DOLPHINS
Correspondence between NZ’s Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) that’s been released under the Official Information Act, reveals just how political and messy and the debate over the protection of the last few dozen Maui’s dolphins has become and much strong-arming there is in favor of fishing interests:
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/8891205/Lack-of-evidence-behind-NZ-vote-against-Mauis-aid

Barbara Maas speaks about the plight of Maui’s dolphins:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t6c7AikoGY

New Zealand dolphins to ‘go the way of the dodo’ because of cruel fishing methods:
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2176375/New-Zealand-dolphins-way-dodo-cruel-fishing-methods

THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF THE INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION (IWC) expresses extreme concern over New Zealand’s lack of action in regard to Maui’s dolphin protection. Here is the text of the Committee’s Recommendation at their meeting in Korea last month, which has just been released:
www.facebook.com/groups/hectorsandmauissos/permalink/10152982372585068

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