NZ Government Stalls As Maui's Dolphin Nears Extinction
New Zealand needs to do more if it wants to keep the Maui's dolphin from going extinct, according to a new report on the endangered dolphin.By Sebastian Martinez | May 26, 2015
The world's smallest known dolphin is in danger of going extinct. (Video via Green Party Of Aotearoa New Zealand)
Maui's dolphin, a subspecies of Hector's dolphin, is on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 50 left in the wild — all found in New Zealand.
But the New Zealand government is reluctant to act, and has been, even though the dolphin's status has been well-documented for more than a decade, with the population decreasing by more than 90 percent since 1970. (Video via TVNZ)