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.

Today, one of our most threatened native animals, the Māui dolphin, needs us to do something amazing: pull together, raise an incredible amount of money, and purchase one of the most innovative, cutting-edge pieces of technology available - an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This drone will provide data and information to help save the 63 remaining Māui dolphins.

The Artificial Intelligence (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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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.