Tuesday, May 03, 2005

BAIJI DOLPHINS - Forum ponders Yangtze protection

China Daily reports on a recent forum on the Yangtze and its impact on people and animals. Regrettably, I think it's a little too late for the endangered (if not extinct) Baiji Dolphin.
Globally, many governments and societies are facing the challenges of sustainably managing rivers. Since every person and industry along a river relies on the water and is affected by the river in one way or another.

China is no exception.

Last weekend, the Yangtze Forum was held in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province. For the first time, provincial governors and key ministers from China's water, environment, forest, and agriculture sectors in the Yangtze River basin gathered to develop a common strategy and action plan for protecting the entire basin.