June 2017 Recipients
Environmental group Project Jonah, received $549 to purchase a camera to document the emergency aid they provide to stranded and injured whales throughout NZ.
The new camera will allow them to capture photos of the dorsal fins of stranded whales. This unique identification method plays a significant role in the studies researchers are doing right around New Zealand to understand why mass whale stranding occurs.
The volunteers work alongside Department of Conservation to provide around the clock emergency aid to the hundreds of whales that get stranded every year.