Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Σώστε τα δελφίνια Maui, της Νέας Ζηλανδίας!

Φίλοι μου από Ελλάδα και αλλού, μένουν μόλις 24 ώρες για να κλείσει η δημόσια διαβούλευση και να αποφασίσει η ΝΖηλανδική κυβέρνηση αν θα προχωρήσει στην εκμετάλλευση θαλάσσιων περιοχών στις οποίες ζει και αναπαράγεται το σπανιότερο είδος δελφινιών του κόσμου, το μικροσκοπικό δελφίνι Maui, που μετρά μόλις 55 άτομα και ζει αποκλειστικά στην ΝΖ...
Σας παρακαλώ, διαβάστε το παρακάτω κείμενο(που έλαβα με μέηλ πριν από λίγες ώρες), και μετά επισκεφτείτε την επίσημη ιστοσελίδα στην οποία πραγματοποιείται η συλλογή υπογραφών από όλον τον κόσμο, και υπογράψτε κι εσείς, μήπως και καταφέρουμε να κάνουμε κάτι όλοι μαζί, για το καλό αυτών των καταπληκτικών θαλάσσιων θηλαστικών...
Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ εκ των προτέρων!

Site επίσημης petition:

"Dear friends across New Zealand,

Only 55 Maui dolphins remain in the wild -- and we have 36 hours to save them. The New Zealand government is holding a public consultation on whether to open up their habitat to dangerous trawling and mining. Let’s save the world’s smallest dolphin -- send a message now:

In 36 hours the government will make a critical decision on whether or not to save the world’s smallest dolphins, and it’s up to us to make sure conservation wins over corporate greed.

There’s only 55 Maui dolphins left on the planet and they are solely found in New Zealand waters. But the government is under intense pressure from corporations to open up their habitat to mining companies and trawler fishing. If this happens, these amazing creatures will disappear forever. Let’s drown out corporate influence with a people-powered call to save them.

The government is responding to public pressure and has begun a consultation process to guide its actions. We have just 36 hours to make a difference -- together let’s flood the Ministry of Fishing with calls to protect the remaining Maui dolphins and give this species a shot at survival. Click below to send a personalised message now calling on them to ban seabed mining and net fishing in the Maui dolphins remaining habitat:

The Maui’s dolphin is the smallest dolphin in the world, and it’s only found off the coast of New Zealand. Visitors to its habitat are often greeted by the playful dolphin, who spend most of their time feeding in the shallow waters of the North Island’s west coast.

But fishing and mining lobbies are critically endangering the Maui dolphin. Without protection, they'll be gone within the next decade. Mining giant TTR is pitching an “ultra-low cost” seabed mining operation in the dolphin’s home, and have already drilled 500 seabed cores looking for minerals to mine. If they go ahead, the Maui’s dolphin is as good as gone.

Many groups are in the street protesting this plan -- and pressure has been slowly building. The government’s public inquiry is great news, but unless action is taken now it might be too late. Send a message directly to decision makers to ensure that the New Zealand inquiry is forced to institute an immediate ban on net fishing and mining:

Together, our community is winning the struggle to protect our oceans around the world. In 2010, 1.2 million Avaaz members played a crucial role in stopping Japan’s push to legalise commercial whaling, and last month nearly 600,000 of us supported the Australian government’s plan to establish the world’s largest marine reserve. Saving the Maui’s dolphin is about so much more than a unique animal -- it’s about our power to protect our planet.

With hope and determination,

Iain, David, Paul, Emily, Michelle and the whole Avaaz team


Govt criticised over Maui dolphin response (TVNZ):

Dolphin’s extinction could cause ripple effect (Independent Online):

Protect Last 55 Adult Maui’s Dolphins Now (Scoop):

Dolphin's death reignites calls for set net ban (New Zealand Herald):

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Unknown said...

Καλό Πάσχα στην ΝΖ.