Chinese White Dolphin Pin
The Pearl River Delta is home to what’s likely the world’s largest population of Chinese white dolphins (Sousa chinensis). Sadly, the population is declining continuously due to human activity, and is currently estimated to number only 2,000 individuals – a critical level that, if current trends continue, puts the species at risk of going extinct locally.
Hong Kong provides a critical part of the home range for the broader dolphin population, but local dolphin abundance here has dropped by over 80 per cent in the past 15 years, threatened by habitat loss and degradation, as well as dwindling fisheries, marine traffic and other human threats.
We desperately need to secure a future for the Chinese white dolphin.