A freshwater dolphin found only in China is “effectively extinct”, an expedition has declared following a fruitless six-week search.
The Yangtze River dolphin, or baiji, was listed as “critically endangered” on the Red List of Threatened Species.
It has been dying out due to habitat degradation, overfishing, pollution and ship traffic – which confounds the sonar the animal uses to find food.
Zoologists announced a plan to save the mammal earlier this year.[Full Text]
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