Tuesday, December 14, 2004

BAIJI DOLPHIN NEWS - New home receives preliminary approval

China View has this report about the "White-flag dolphin" or Baiji.
...[the] animal ... may soon have a secure and relatively permanent home.

China plans to resettle its fewer than 100 white-flag dolphins into an exclusive wetland nature reserve named Tian'ezhou islet inShishou, central China's Hubei Province, according to zoologists from the province.

The plan has obtained preliminary approval from the state.

The zoologists believe that relocation will protect the dolphins from water pollution and busy navigation in other sections of the Yangtze River.