Project Jonah

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Project Jonah is an environmental organisation that was established in 1974 in New Zealand. It specialises in the protection and conservation of marine mammals (whales, dolphins and seals).

The key areas in which they work is rescuing stranded marine mammals, advocacy for marine mammals, ensuring compliance with legislation.[1] They are regularly involved in rescuing stranded whales around New Zealand.[2] New Zealand has one of the highest rates of whale strandings with the beached whales, and marine mammals in general, being the responsibility of the Department of Conservation.[3]

Project Jonah gave a major impetus for the government to create the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978.[4]

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  1. ^ "Project Jonah is dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins and seals.". Project Jonah. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Project Jonah Archive". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "DOC's work with marine mammals: New Zealand native animals". Department of Conservation. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Epstein, Charlotte (2008-11-30). The Power of Words in International Relations: Birth of an Anti-Whaling Discourse. MIT Press. p. 149. ISBN 9780262550697. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 

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