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A genomic study of the Yangtze River dolphin, commonly known as the Baiji, provides new insight into the genetic and evolutionary adaptations of dolphins and valuable resources for the conservation of mammals, and particularly, of cetaceans.
A new study has found that the Yangtze's finless porpoises may have trouble using sound to find their way through the river's dark, bustling waters.
The Government of Bangladesh recently declared three new wildlife sanctuaries for endangered freshwater dolphins in the world's largest mangrove ecosystem – the Sundarbans, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) whose conservation work helped pinpoint the locations of the protected areas.
KIEV, Ukraine, November 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Volodymyr Boreiko, a Ukrainian ecologist, came up with an idea to grant citizenship to dolphins. According to him, this will prevent the dolphins from extinction, largely caused by the brutal behavior of humans.
Finless porpoises may be more endangered than previously thought.
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that critically endangered alligators in China have a new chance for survival.
The Chinese government should keep potential polluters away from the Yangtze River by raising regulatory standards there, an official said Saturday. Chen Qinghua, a member of the 11th National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said Beijing ought to retool the industrial layout along the river and raise environmental standards, Xinhua reported. We must set quotas on and raise (the) threshold for potential polluting plants along the Yangtze River to wipe out...
Man-made threats such as rising populations, felling of forests, hunting, pollution and climate change are all contributing to the worldâ€™s worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs vanished 65 million years ago.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China To Raise Three Gorges Project's Water Level"] YICHANG, Sept.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) YICHANG, Sept.
The finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) can be found in the coastal waters of Asia. Its range includes China, Indonesia, Korea, India, Japan, and Bangladesh. Its western range extends from the coast if India to the Persian Gulf and a distinct freshwater subspecies resides in the Yangtze River. It prefers to reside in shallow areas along the shore, at depths of up to 160 feet. This population is isolated within its range. A few individuals have been found as far as 99 miles off the...
The Boto, Amazon River Dolphin or Pink River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) is a freshwater or river dolphin. It is endemic to the Amazon River and Orinoco River systems. The Boto is the largest of the river dolphins. This species is not to be confused with the Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis), whose range overlaps that of the Boto, but which is not a true river dolphin. Another river dolphin is the Baiji. The IUCN lists Amazon Dolphin, Boto Vermelho, Boto Cor-de-Rosa, Bouto, Bufeo, Dauphin de...
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