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Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's in your hands New Zealand, 55 Maui Dolphin art of survival

English: Bowen House, the Beehive and Parliame...
English: Bowen House, the Beehive and Parliament, New Zealand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
More New Zealand parliamentarians than adult Maui Dolphins. What will you do Prime Minister, John Key? There are now only 55 adult Maui Dolphins living. Dodos are extinct; do you get the message?


    :roll:It's in your hands Maui's Dolphin art of survival...

  • People all over the world responded to the plight of New Zealand's critically endangered Maui's dolphin. The Government called for submissions and received over 20,000 from people in New Zealand and all around the world wanting immediate action to save Maui's dolphin from extinction.
    Maui's dolphin is the world's smallest and most endangered marine dolphin. It is found only in New Zealand waters and the latest population estimate indicates only 55 adult dolphins remain alive.
    The sad truth is, they're now outnumbered by our Members of Parliament. The future of Maui's dolphin is now in the hands of those politicians. To highlight this point to them we commissioned Wellington artist Sheyne Tuffery to produce 55 artworks representing the alarmingly small Maui's dolphin population.The beautiful handmade woodblock prints, aptly titled 'In your hands', feature Maui's dolphins and a tuatara -- another New Zealand species to have faced extinction but now considered a national treasure.
    We then presented those 55 prints to 55 Members of Parliament, urging them to take immediate steps to protect Maui's dolphin and give it a future. If they do, they'll be able to look on these artworks with pride that they took action when it counted. It will be the art of survival. On the other hand, if they're too slow, or, if the measures they agree are too weak, they'll have a constant reminder of their failure to act. It will be the albatross around their necks.
    Music by Jamie McDell  Interactive site

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At December 20, 2012 at 5:59 AM , Anonymous snowbird said...

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