You can save the last 63 Māui dolphins!

We need amazing nature lovers like you to get on board and take up WWF's fundraising challenge to help save these tiny rare dolphins.

Three steps to take up the Challenge

If you’re ready to take up the Māui dolphin challenge, follow the steps below…

1. Pick a challenge! You can choose anything you like – as long as it’s 63 of something.

Stuck on challenge ideas? Here are some quick-fire challenges. Remember, the harder the challenge is the more people will want to get behind you!

  • Run, walk, or cycle 63km of coastline or over a weekend (optional: dressed as a dolphin)
  • Bake and sell 63 cupcakes
  • Pick up 63 bags or 63kgs of rubbish off your local beach one weekend
  • Give up takeaway coffee for a week or 63 days and donate all the money you would have spent to the challenge

2. Set up a fundraising page on Everyday Hero and invite your friends to sponsor you.

3. Spread the word! Tell the world about your fundraising on Facebook or Twitter. You could even make a short film to inspire other people! Check out Ela Gale’s video from last year.


Can't take a challenge yourself?

You can still be involved by supporting another challenge! Take a look at our other challenges, pick one you like, and sponsor them - every dollar counts!

 

If you have any questions about the Māui dolphin challenge please get in touch with Katie or Charlie in our fundraising team.

Join the Māui Dolphin Challenge

Jamie McDell wants YOU to take up the challenge to help save the Māui dolphins!

Last year she recorded a song inspired by the Māui dolphins, called 'Son of the Ocean'. This year it's your turn to take up a challenge!

There are only 63 of these wonderful animals left, so why not raise awareness when you pick your Challenge? You could pick up 63 kg of rubbish, cycle 63 kilometres or go for 63 days without plastic.

You can take the Māui dolphin challenge on your own, or with friends or family! All the money you raise will go towards saving New Zealand’s unique dolphin. Find out more about how we work to save them.

Until recently, it was believed that there were only 55 Māui dolphins. The latest estimate is that there are around 63 left. They are under threat from harmful fishing techniques, and only half their habitat is protected.

WWF-New Zealand

WWF-New Zealand is part of the world's largest organisation dedicated to saving the world's most endangered species, protecting nature and looking after the planet. It has been described as one of the great hopes of the world by David Attenborough, In New Zealand, the team supports local communities to protect our precious environment, and is at the forefront of efforts to save our endangered Hector's and Maui's dolphins. World Wide Fund for Nature New Zealand is a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005, registration number CC33788.

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Find out more about our conservation work on the WWF New Zealand website: www.wwf.org.nz


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