Thursday, February 23, 2006

BAIJI DOLPHINS - China builds 22 new state-level nature reserves with an article on the latest statement from SEPA (State Environmental Protection Administration)
China announced Thursday a list of 22 new nature reserves under state protection, bringing the total number of such reserves nationwide to 265, covering 9.6 percent of the country's land territory.
For instance, the Wulushan nature reserve in northern Shanxi Province is home to an endangered species of pheasant, while the fresh water dolphin nature reserve in Tongling City of eastern Anhui Province covers the section of the Yangtze River mostly frequented by the endangered white-flag dolphins.