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  1. Comment - Letters

    Shek Kwu Chau incinerator will threaten 'vulnerable' finless porpoises

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... approved its funding on Tuesday have been to South Lantau and to Shek Kwu Chau to see the majestic Indo-Pacific finless porpoises? A few months ago I was privileged and overawed to see many ... of what will happen to Shek Kwu Chau and the surrounding waters was evident when, on our way to see the finless porpoises, we saw some pink dolphins in north Lantau waters. They are struggling ...

  2. Probe in death of finless porpoise

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Marine biologists are investigating the death of a finless porpoise found washed onto a public beach at Cheung Chau yesterday afternoon. The 1.5-metre ... of the carcass, said it was probably a juvenile finless porpoise. 'It is peak season now for finless porpoises to visit the waters of south Lantau and Lamma. So it is not surprising to see some ...

  3. Nature's cruel way

    Posted Feb 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Sai Kung resident Rob Arrow with a porpoise he found washed up on the beach in Sheung Sze Wan. The one-metre finless dolphin was found early yesterday morning. Its head had ... it was a finless porpoise, common in Hong Kong waters. ...


    Centre dedicated to 'critically endangered' porpoise is deserted in Jiangxi

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:18pm

    ... first centre dedicated to the conservation of the Yangtze finless porpoise, which cost more that 5.4 million yuan (HK$6.8 million) to build, has been deserted without saving a single porpoise ... into operation. The WWF lists the Yangtze finless porpoise as critically endangered. Its website says only 1,000-1,800 are alive, and Poyang Lake, with 300-400 porpoises, is their largest habitat. ...

  5. News - China

    China's famous 'river pigs' close to extinction: WWF

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:30pm by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France Presse in Beijing The porpoises that inhabit the Yangtze River and are famed for their cuteness in China are heading fast towards extinction. China’s wild finless porpoises ... is “moving fast toward its extinction,” the WWF quoted Wang Ding, head of the research expedition, as saying. The finless porpoise, which unlike the dolphin has a small dorsal ridge rather than ...

  6. Scientists investigate porpoise death

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The fisheries department is examining how a finless porpoise died after its carcass was found yesterday in Middle Bay, near Repulse Bay. The 1.8-metre-long creature, academically known as Neophocaena phocaenoides, was spotted near a shark net yesterday morning and a lifeguard dragged it ashore. An Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department spokesman said ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MARINE LIFE

    Porpoise death brings tally of dead dolphins found to six this year

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Dead mammal found on Lantau beach becomes latest marine fatality in local waters Porpoise death makes six this year A dead finless porpoise was found ... cent lower than a decade ago. Society chairman Samuel Hung Ka-yiu said there were about 150 finless porpoises in the territory, and that their deaths usually took place in winter. He said ...

  8. Report sounds alarm for Yangtze and its wildlife

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... that rare animals including the Chinese alligator (the world's most threatened crocodilian), the finless porpoise (the world's only freshwater-adapted porpoise) and the Yangtze River ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Plans for new marine parks are to be welcomed

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Adding up to 2,000 hectares in total, the projects are welcome protection for marine life, in particular the Chinese white dolphin and finless porpoise. The timing has inevitably aroused ...

  10. Puzzle for pandas to bear in mind

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said Ms Bao, who is planning a career in nature conservation. 'The toy will develop their ability to get food... and have fun.' The other three projects are monitoring finless porpoise and baiji populations in Poyang Lake, in Jiangxi province; studying the threatened Chinese white dolphin; and studying the ecosystem of the Mabian Dafengding Nature Reserve in Sichuan. ...




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