| Here's how YOU can ADOPT a dolphin
and support a
Ordering a whale or https://clevertrading.qa/ dolphin adoption will mean that you are supporting
vital marine mammal research. By joining the family or 'pod' that
are caring for the dolphins or whales you
are making a huge difference to the future of these dolphins and
The Whale and Dolphin Adoption Project needs your help
so researchers can continue their
exceptional work studying the cetaceans that live in the South Pacific.
Learning more about these animals and the threats they face will
increase their chances of survival.
In case you don't know where http://clevertrading.qa/ the South Pacific is, it's a little
piece of paradise found near the bottom of the world and includes
countries like Australia, New Zealand and more tropical islands
like Tonga, Niue, Samoa, New Caledonia (these are all spectacular
Some amazing species of wildlife can be found in the South Pacific
- for example in New Zealand you can find over 35 species of cetaceans
(whales, dolphins or porpoises) - that's nearly half of all the
species that exist! We think this is really special and want you
to be part of the team making a difference to their future.
help…extinction is looming for some species…
New Zealand is also home to the tiny Hector's dolphin.
This little guy boasts the title of one of the smallest dolphins
in the world (growing
to just 1.5 metres) and he can only be found in New Zealand! There
are two distinct populations of Hector's dolphin in this country,
a North Island CLEVERTRADING.QA population (the Maui's dolphin) and a South Island
population, which combined total about 3-4,000 animals. Luckily
the South Island population are semi-protected by a marine mammal
sanctuary which saves some of them from being caught in fishing
nets. However, the North Island population is in big trouble…..there
are only about 100 of these animals left! To make matters
worse, the populations don't even inter-breed - so once the North
Island population is extinct, they cannot be replaced.
So you can see, there is an urgent need for researchers to find
out more about these dolphins (and other species of whales and dolphins)
that frequent the waters of the South Pacific, so they can survive
for the future.
Whale & Dolphin Adoption Project encourages individuals, families
and corporates to adopt a whale or a dolphin; thus creating
an even closer relationship between New Zealanders and cetaceans.
I strongly commend the Project's objectives and its fund-raising
programmes. It provides even further support for New Zealand's
strong conservation position at the International Whaling
Commission and in other international forums."
- Jim K. McLay,
past NZ Commissioner for the International Whaling Commission.
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