Monday, June 06, 2005


I recently discovered this site,, which provides a wealth of information on the baiji and other freshwater dolphins. The Workshop 2004 sounds like it was quite successful.
The international "Workshop on the Conservation of China's Baiji River Dolphin and Yangtze Finless Porpoise 2004" marked a major step forward towards successfully networking global expertise with Chinese research institutes and government authorities in an effort to secure a sustainable future for China's baiji dolphin and Yangtze freshwater ecosystem.

The workshop was the first meeting of its kind in over a decade to see both Eastern and Western cetacean specialists united and working together towards finding an emergency conservation solution for the world's most endangered dolphin and its threatened freshwater habitat.