We're a not-for-profit on a mission to save the world's rarest dolphin with technology.

Help us save the world's rarest dolphin with technology.

One of our most threatened native animals, the Māui dolphin, needs us to do something amazing: pull together and raise money to purchase, develop and operate an innovative cutting-edge piece of technology - an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This huge drone will track dolphins using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and provide data to help save the 63 remaining Māui dolphins.

The AI-powered tracking drone we are developing with your help will autonomously find, follow, and uniquely identify Māui and Hector’s dolphins. By identifying individual dolphins, knowing where they are and when they are there, we can protect them from key threats and hopefully halt the decline towards extinction. 

Time is running out.

For years, we've been working hard to find solutions that will help our Māui dolphins. We know New Zealanders are passionate about protecting these dolphins, and that most of us will do whatever it takes to ensure they not just survive but thrive. But we need more data about where Māui dolphins swim to protect them.

Can you join #teamMaui and help make this possible by donating today? Your donation will go directly towards MAUI63's cutting edge work with drone technology. 

Scientists estimate only 63 Māui dolphins over one-year-old remain, but it's not too late to save them.

But we must act now. Even one non-natural death could be the final nail in the coffin for this most precious, iconic sub-species. 

Will you join #teamMaui now by chipping in to help MAUI63 with this crucial work? Even $10 could help make this vision possible, and help save these precious dolphins. By donating and joining us in #teamMaui, you could help to get a dolphin-tracking drone in the air, and you will ensure that you get the latest updates on how this fundraising is going.

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Ian Miller

Tim Cook | NZ$40

Go for it, we've got to try and learn at the same time.

Tomo | NZ$21.25

Feels like you're running a metaphorical bake sale for such a worthy cause .. I pay heaps of taxes .. If I had the choice .. the Lions share would go to projects like this .. keep up the good work .. U guys rock.....

Kathryn Carmody | NZ$104.32

Thank you! Keep going!

Angela Ferguson | NZ$21.26

Awesome work keep it up.

Leeann Morton | NZ$21.26

Keep up the great work.

Beatrice Cheer | NZ$83.56

We must unite to preserve biodiversity. In the 21st Centurry no animal or plant should go extinct!

Kate Anson | NZ$104.33

Awesome idea. Thanks for working to protect these beautiful creatures.

Ruari | NZ$125.10

Michelle Klocek | NZ$83.56

Peter Dix | NZ$21.25

Save them <3 - change the human behaviour so these creatures can live in peace....and with this the humans may also find peace

Isaac | NZ$20

Thanks for all you do! Can't wait to join you out in the field some day in the near future. Keep up the good work :)

Nick | NZ$208.16

Cynthia | NZ$52.40

Never give up.

G Moses-Te Kani | NZ$21.26

Elizabeth | NZ$104.33

Miranda Jane Caird | NZ$52.41

La Belle B&B Country Retreat Waddington | NZ$21.26

jake iuli | NZ$42.01

They have a right to live. naturally it should be our duty to protect them.

Ashleigh | NZ$21.26

Sue Sparkes | NZ$21.25

Matt | NZ$20

Marg | NZ$10.86

Sorry it isn’t more


Thank you so much for your work!


Thank you for this invaluable service!

Sue Stroud | NZ$21.26

We cannot lose these beautiful creatures!

Jo Shakespeare | NZ$52.42

alistair | NZ$21.27

good luck


You are doing amazing work! Let us hope one of the good things that comes out of covid-19 is that the seismic testing off the west cost comes to an end and other unforeseen benefits also.