Taiwan Pink Dolphin (Sousa chinensis)


I don’t know if this is the appropriate place for environmental issues…
But I wanted to attract the attention on this blog :
SAVE THE TAIWAN PINK DOLPHINS http://taiwansousa.blogspot.com

This endemic subspecies was declared CRITICALLY ENDANGERED by IUCN in 2008.
Only 70-80 individuals exists along the western coast. And more and more heavy industrial projects are planned threatening the existence of them.

For the Mandarin-readers… (which I am not)
This project is very interesting and could help a lot the conservation of the Taiwan Humpack Dolphin
全民來認股 守護白海豚 | 環境信託 http://et.e-info.org.tw/node/119


Thanks for sharing.


edit : some observations videos here : http://blog.udn.com/suma100/4114045

The only way they’ll be protected in Taiwan is if they taste good. Then, some lucky people will jealously guard the last one, until they have a wedding.

We really should save those pink dolphins! I mean, come on, there are just a few of them left on earth and if we won’t do anything to keep them safe, it’s just not good.

As if there isn’t already enough heavy industry on the West Coast…

If you want to help out, see this article on buying up the land in the area to block the developers.
taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/ … 2003476316

As you can see from this article, there are lawmakers who are trumping ‘economic development’ over the conservation of this species.
taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/ … 2003475710

Sad stuff.

This is actually no cynicism, simply the truth. I wanted to make the same comment “my mother in law would say they taste good in butter”, but yours is even better. :eh: