Save Chinese White Dolphins from Extinction


Target: Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Leung Chun Ying  

Goal: Save the beautiful and threatened Chinese white dolphin from extinction

The waters surrounding Hong Kong, China were once home to hundreds of Chinese white dolphins. However after years of habitat degradation caused by coastal development, marine vessel disturbances, and water pollution, it is now estimated that only 60 Chinese white dolphins live in the city’s local waters.

Known for their light pink coloring, the Chinese white dolphin has been Hong Kong’s mascot for more than 15 years. This iconic and intelligent creature is drawn to the area’s less salty seaways—a result of fresh water from the Pearl River mixing with, and slightly diluting, the saltwater of the South China Sea.

Currently, less than two percent of Hong Kong waters have been designated as Marine Protected Areas. In order to help secure the future population of the Chinese white dolphin, the protected area must be expanded to include the waters of the West Lantau and Soko Islands. Designating these waters as marine parks would dramatically increase the size of the Chinese white dolphins’ habitat and mating grounds, allowing them to live free from life-threatening marine traffic and commercial fishing.

By signing this petition, you are urging the Hong Kong government to expand the size of its marine park proposal to include the surrounding waters of the West Lantau and Soko Islands, creating a larger, safer habitat for the Chinese white dolphin.


Dear Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Leung Chun Ying,

Due to habitat degradation from coastal development, marine vessel disturbance, prey depletion, and water pollution, the Chinese white dolphin population has dropped significantly in recent years. As a result, Hong Kong’s mascot is dangerously near extinction with only 60 Chinese white dolphins believed to be living in local waters.

Expanding Marine Protected Areas would increase the Chinese white dolphins’ habitat, providing them with a larger, safer area to repopulate and live free from busy marine traffic and commercial fishing.

I urge you to help prevent the extinction of the Chinese white dolphin by choosing to expand the size of Hong Kong’s 2002 marine park proposal to include the waters of the West Lantau and Soko Islands. By designating these areas as marine parks, you can help secure the future of this beautiful, intelligent and iconic creature before it’s too late.


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Photo credit: Changhua Coast Conservation Action via Flickr

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  1. I hate the Chinese people, they don’t care about anything, specially animals of any kind, it would be a miracle if they did something good.

  2. Stephen Murphy says:

    Not much of chance of compassion from the Chinese.

  3. renee jeanine ragno says:

    Where’s their honor, duty, obligation to protect such rare, beautiful and intelligent species?!

    Will they rise to the occasion or run like….

  4. China and the Asian countries -eat anything that moves -have no empathy or compassion for -any any animal -western countries -close their eyes to their barbaric practices for -trade-they are so advanced in their tecnology but-have no laws to protect their people or animals.

  5. It is very disturbing that such an ancient culture does not value life in so many ways.
    Not only are they horribly cruel to animals, they treat children, especially girls with such disrespect. They are horrible to their own citizens, and they flaunt their power to the world.
    Their constant need for aphrodisiacs shows their underlying inadequacies when it comes to sex.
    Since they are the most populace race in the world, do you really think they need a rhino horn, or elephant tusk to get it up?
    Ever hear of Viagra?

  6. The whole of Asia is a cesspool of evil incarnate.

  7. save the cute white dolphins from extinction.

  8. China, China? China has no compassion for animals it is an everyday way of life for them. They see nothing wrong with this. The only way to prevent this is punishment made by law.

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