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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.

Rescue

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

Education

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

Protection

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.

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…
Rescue Stories
November 3, 2021

Adrian Winks’ Rescue Story

27 December 2009 A beautiful day after Boxing Day dawned over the Coromandel Peninsula, my partner and I had arrived the day before to spend…
Rescue Stories
November 3, 2021

Lisa Foden’s Rescue Story

27 December 2009 I was lucky to be on holiday in the Coromandel when I received news of the mass stranding of pilot whales in…

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