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Project Jonah exists for one simple reason.

Helping marine mammals.

Our vision is to create a world where these animals are respected & protected.

Project Jonah is made up of everyday Kiwis who have given up their time to volunteer with us. Together we aim to protect & help marine mammals through our rescue, action & protection programs. Whether it is through picking up litter on our beaches or getting hands on in rescuing stranded whales, our voluteers all do their part.


We deliver essential first aid to stranded or injured animals via our nationwide network of trained and passionate Marine Mammal Medics.


Through our public education & awareness campaigns we inform & educate people & encourage them to get involved.


We act as a watchdog to expose marine mammal suffering & help create & enforce laws that will protect these animals.

Together we will take action to protect these animals & the oceans they call home.

Find out how you can help.

Marine Mammal
Medic Courses

Saving whales isn’t as easy as it looks.  Join our network of trained volunteers and become a Marine Mammal Medic today.

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November 23, 2022

Join our Education Team

Project Jonah is looking for an experienced Educator join our team and deliver our amazing marine education programme in Ōtautahi, Christchurch! We’re looking for an…
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Hypothermia is a medical term describing a lowering of the body’s core temperature below 35ºC (95 ºF). This potentially dangerous condition can be caused by…
Rescue Stories
November 3, 2021

Ruth O’Sullivan Rescue Story

22 February 2021 This was my first time attending a whale stranding. I did the PJ course in Nelson just over two years ago, and…

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