New Zealand’s Endangered Dolphins

The North Island New Zealand dolphin (Popoto or Māui dolphin) is the most endangered dolphin in the world.  The South Island New Zealand dolphin (Pahu or Hector’s dolphin) is the smallest dolphin on the planet.

Readers will learn more about these playful, intelligent and beautiful mammals and how marine sanctuaries are helping to protect them.

Written by Maria Gill and illustrated by Marco Ivancic

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About this book

Over a hundred years ago, the pahu (Hector’s) and popoto (Māui) dolphins were so plentiful that beachgoers saw thousands of them around the coasts of both islands, up rivers and along estuaries. But now they’re endangered. New Zealand’s Endangered Dolphins, from award-winning writer Maria Gill and illustrator Marco Ivancic, will help tamariki learn how special these creatures are and what can be done to save them. New Zealand is the only country in the world where these special dolphins are found.

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About the Kiwi author

Maria GillMaria Gill, from north Auckland, is the author of more than 60 books. Find out more on her author page.


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Dimensions25 × 25 cm
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Upstart Press

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