On Monday, HKDCS had a chat with students from South Island School about international dolphin conservation issues such as vaquita and dolphins in captivity. Also, we discussed on the threats of Chinese white dolphin and conservation measure to protect them. Establishing a large and connected marine park is important to protect their habitat comprehensively that can effectively protect Chinese white dolphins.
Good to see the students being active and interested in dolphin issues! What a great time! ... See MoreSee Less
The finless porpoises in the Yangtze river are threatened by the Three Gorges Dam Construction, overfishing, water pollution and busy traffic. They are critically endangered. The Chinese president Xi Jinping decided to stop upcoming development in the Yangtze river to protect finless porpoises. Hopefully, more protected areas would be designated and fishing would be banned in the whole Yangtze river in the future.
There are Chinese white dolphins in Hong Kong while the Taiwanese white dolphins in Taiwan is endemic and there are only 60 left in the world. They are critically endangered.
//The green groups in Taiwan criticised the lack of research before the development. The Taiwanese white dolphins are critically endangered. The windmill development before implementation of conservation measures is pushing the dolphins to die.//
Another group of dolphin ambassadors finished their training on 10 June. It was a hot day yet the ambassadors still went to watch dolphins from land and clean the beach! We saw dolphins once we arrived Fu Shan! 🐬🐬🐬🐬😍😍😍
I found the training informative and insightful. It's clear how passionate HKDCS members are about protecting Chinese white dolphins. We were so lucky to see 4 dolphins and seeing them made their plight resonate even more with me. It's important that people spread the message about conservation and realise that even their small contributions make a difference so I'm looking forward to doing more of this activity in the future! - Miranda, Dolphin Ambassador ... See MoreSee Less