Only 1000 Yangtze Finless Porpoises Left

noodls2013-03-30: (Source: WWFWorld Wildlife Fund) Yangtze finless porpoise population nosedives to 1,000 Posted on 29 March 2013Wuhan, China — The Yangtze finless porpoise population has declined to a mere 1,000 individuals, making the endangered species even more rare than the wild giant panda, the 2012 Yangtze Freshwater Dolphin Survey Report reveals. The population in the mainstream of the Yangtze River was less than half of what a similar survey found six years ago, with food shortages and human disturbance such as increased shipping traffic major threats to their survival. The study also found that the rare… more »


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2 Responses to Only 1000 Yangtze Finless Porpoises Left

  1. narhvalur says:

    Thanks for this! Ann

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