Thanks for being a hero for the Māui dolphins! Here are a few things that will help you with your fundraising efforts:


Email template 

Copy and paste this into your email. Feel free to change and add more about yourself and why you are taking a challenge to this, and you might like to add in some pictures of you doing your challenge to inspire others!

 

Dear (insert name)

 

This year I am joining forces with the WWF-New Zealand and taking the Māui Dolphin Challenge to help save the last 63 of our critically endangered native dolphins. I would love your support!

These precious animals are unique to New Zealand – but with only a tiny number surviving, they’re in big trouble. The latest estimate is that there are currently around 63 Māui dolphins left – making them the world’s rarest marine dolphin. Our Māui dolphins are only found on the West Coast of the North Island, only half of their habitat is protected, and they are threatened by deadly fishing nets, boating accidents, pollution, and habitat loss.

This year, the Māui Dolphin Challenge is bringing people from all over New Zealand together to raise awareness about the plight of our native dolphin through online fundraising, and I have decided to (insert your challenge information)

I am reaching out to see if you would like to sponsor my challenge, or take your own challenge! If you are able to donate, you can at (insert your challenge page link). You might like to donate your next takeaway coffee ($5) or a dollar for every dolphin left ($63). Every dollar counts in the race to save these beautiful animals, and the money I raise is helping campaign for more dolphin-friendly practices, mobilise volunteers to report and attend sightings so the animals can be monitored, campaigning for increased protection, and educating as many people as possible about these national treasures. If you want to take up your own challenge, you can sign up at mauidolphin.org.nz and get fundraising!

Flippers are great, but our Māui dolphins need a hand, and the WWF New Zealand is calling on all New Zealanders to be a part of saving our dolphins. I feel passionate about protecting these animals, and am spread the message as far as I can!

Thank you so much for your support,

(Insert your name)

Māui dolphin hero 


Social media quotes

Here are some ready-made captions for you to copy and paste into your facebook or Instagram posts to let people know you are taking the challenge and being a hero for the Māui dolphins! Fill in the information about your challenge, add in a few emojis, and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to support you!

 

New Zealand is home to the world’s rarest marine dolphin, the Māui dolphin. Threatened by habitat loss and fishing nets, their population is down to just 63 individuals.

Flippers are great, but our dolphins need a hand, and WWF New Zealand is calling all heroes! That’s why I have taken up the Māui Dolphin Challenge! This year I am (insert your challenge information).

 You can sponsor me at (insert the link to your challenge page), or if you want to take your own challenge you can sign up at mauidolphin.org.nz and be a hero for the last 63! 

 

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Our Māui dolphins are on the brink of extinction. With only 63 estimated remaining individuals, they are the world's rarest marine dolphin. Found only off the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand, their greatest threats are human activities like gillnetting, trawling, habitat loss, and pollution. Without protection, our dolphins are edging closer to disappearing forever.

 Their fate is in our hands, so that’s why I am taking the Māui Dolphin Challenge and joining the movement to save a national treasure. I am (insert your challenge). You can sponsor me at (insert the link to your challenge page), or if you want to take your own challenge you can sign up at mauidolphin.org.nz and be a hero for the last 63

 

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The beautiful Māui dolphin is the world’s rarest marine dolphin, and is unique to New Zealand – but with less than half their habitat protected and deadly fishing techniques like gillnetting and trawling in the same waters, they’re in big trouble. There are only 63 individuals left, and they need all the help they can get.  

That’s why I am taking the Māui Dolphin Challenge this year! I am (insert your challenge and link to your page) and would love your support. Every dollar counts! Think you can run 63km or bake 63 cakes? What about a beach clean-up or going plastic-free? You can take your own challenge at mauidolphin.org.nz and join me and the WWF New Zealand to help save the last 63.


Pictures

Here are a few pictures you can attach to your emails or social media posts. Just right-click to save them to your computer. 




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