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World's only freshwater porpoise near extinct

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:06 PM

There's now only one cetacean species to be found in the Yangtze river, and it is in serious danger of extinction. The conservation status of the Yangtze finless porpoise – the world's only freshwater porpoise – has been upgraded to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species's highest risk level: critically endangered.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:42 PM

I think it would be a good idea to breed them in captivity and then turn them loose in the oxbow lakes like suggested.  The Yangtze river is polluted and with all the boat traffic on it they don't stand a chance there.





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