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Each year our volunteers respond to stranding emergencies. We couldn't do our work without them.  Find out more about their inspiring and personal stories.

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

Saving whales costs serious money, money we don't always have. Please help us by making an urgent donation so we can continue our life saving work.

Education is key to building understanding, that's why we've developed a free World of Whales resource kit for schools. Order yours online today.
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We believe that both animals and people matter. Whilst the animals are central to what we do, it’s people that make our work possible. Find out more about our work.
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Summer 2019-20 Marine Mammal Medic training dates & locations announced

Want to become a certified cetacean saver? Our new season of Marine Mammal Medic training dates have just been released. Last season we trained over 400 people across New Zealand and this year we want to train even more! Become a Project Jonah volunteer medic and help save livesBook a place now to avoid disappointment. Find out more and book. 

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Hector's and Maui Threat Management Plan

The Department of Conservation and Fisheries New Zealand are asking for your feedback on their new Threat Management Plan for Hector’s and Māui dolphins. These animals are among our country's most endangered marine species (there are only around 15,700 Hector’s and 63 Māui left), so it’s vital that as many of us as possible contribute to this consultation to get the best possible outcome. To find out the most immediate threats to these dolphins, and how you can easily make your submission, read our simple guide to the consultation.

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Moana Honeywrap!

We are stoked to reveal our latest collaboration with the team from Honeywrap! Released in July to kick off Plastic Free July, the Moana print illustrates just some of the marine life which is impacted by plastic pollution. We think it is a pretty powerful image! To celebrate Plastic Free July, all profits from the sale of this wrap will be donated to Project Jonah to allow us to continue our lifesaving work. Order yours today!


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State of Marine Mammals in Aotearoa, 2019

We recently consulted a panel of New Zealand's leading experts for their views on the threats faced by marine mammals and what we can do to help. The report summarises and discusses the short, medium and long-term threats to whales, dolphins and seals and what you can do to help. The full report can be read here. 

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Rehydrate and Educate with Project Jonah

We've launched a limited edition reusable water bottle with a difference! Every bottle purchased will stop adding to the plastic epidemic AND provide a New Zealand school with a World of Whales education pack! So rehydrate and educate with Project Jonah today and get yours now!


One less threat to Marine Mammals 

Today's news that the NZ government will not issue any further block offers for offshore oil and gas exploration has been welcomed by Project Jonah. We view this decision as a step forward for the survival of many threatened species in New Zealand's waters. Full press release here.


Limited edition art print 

Inspired by her experience of a mass pilot whale stranding at Farewell Spit, multi-medium artist Ana Aceves was moved to create a very special print. With only 19 available - we know they won't last long. Find out more here.

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World of Whales education kit available to New Zealand schools

We're serious about educating the next generation of New Zealanders, so we've teamed up with author Barbara Todd, to bring the world of whales and dolphins to classrooms across the country.
The World of Whales educational kit brings the wonder of the marine environment into the classroom, inspiring children to play a part in the protection of marine mammals in the future. Find out more here.

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