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Efforts to protect Yangtze River’s finless porpoise

Updated: Oct 25,2016 10:44 AM     english.gov.cn

A volunteer helps conduct an exam on the finless porpoise from Yangtze River named “Tiantian” at the Wuhan Baiji Dolphin Aquarium of the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in central China’s Hubei province, on Oct 24, 2016, which is International Freshwater Dolphin Day. The Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hubei Yangtze River Delta Baiji National Nature Reserve have relocated over 60 finless porpoise as part of a project started in May. Yangtze River’s finless porpoise, a freshwater mammal, was declared critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2012, with only around 1,000 left in the Yangtze River and two lakes that are linked to the busy waterway.[Photo/Xinhua]

A finless porpoise is brought in for an exam with the help of a volunteer at the Hubei Yangtze River Delta Baiji National Nature Reserve in central China, on Oct 24, 2016, which is International Freshwater Dolphin Day.[Photo/Xinhua]

A wildlife conservation scientist observes the finless porpoise named “Tiantian” during an exam at the Wuhan Baiji Dolphin Aquarium of the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in central China’s Hubei province, on Oct 24, 2016, which is International Freshwater Dolphin Day.[Photo/Xinhua]

Three finless porpoise are seen at the Wuhan Baiji Dolphin Aquarium of the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in central China’s Hubei province, on Oct 24, 2016, which is International Freshwater Dolphin Day.[Photo/Xinhua]

Finless porpoise from Yangtze River are trained at the Wuhan Baiji Dolphin Aquarium of the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in central China’s Hubei province, on Oct 24, 2016, which is International Freshwater Dolphin Day. [Photo/Xinhua]

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