Number of baji left(Yangtze river dolphin)?

by admin on November 25, 2011

Question by whitexlotus: Number of baji left(Yangtze river dolphin)?
How many are left? I’ve heard that they’re almost gone.

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Answer by lamcc57
Population Estimates:
[Note: Figures given are for wild populations only.]

WORLD (China)
Before 1900: 3000 – 5000 (Ellis 1993, Leatherwood & Genthe 1995)
1980: 400 (Ellis 1993)
1985-6: 300 (Reeves et al. 2003)
1993: 150 – 240 (Ellis 1993)
1995: Probably fewer than 100 (Leatherwood & Genthe 1995)
2003: Maybe no more than a few tens of individuals (Reeves et al. 2003)

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