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. Despina M. Andrelus says:

    “A righteous man regards the life of animals” – PROVERBS 12:10; “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men” – FRANCIS OF ASSISI; “I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs…(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty….” – JAMES HARRIOT; “The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – MAHATMA GANDHI

  2. How do we get people, to get rid of their selfish, self serving indifference? It is in epidemic proportions This is such a throw away society ( of everything ) that if we as a whole do not get a grip, it will ultimately destroy the whole of us and everything that is on this planet. The innocent one,s are always the ones who pay the most, because they haven’t done anything to actually deserve what is going to happen.

  3. Selene Rossi says:

  4. W Glen Bateman Jr says:

    Let’s FORCE Asians to unlearn that tiger penis, bear gall, rhino horn etc is NOT of ANY MEDICINAL VALUE!! Start with the elders and shops that purport and sell such product fallacies…REDUCE the DEMAND and the poaching!!! SUPPORT BIRTH CONTROL ON planet Earth…EAT ASIAN(s)!!-but not Asian style/trends.

  5. Bethany Hughes says:

    Huh?I don’t understand. Didn’t the Chinese Yangtze River Dolphin, or Baiji, become extinct in 2007?

    • Jane Morrow says:

      Yes they did, due in large part to the 3 Gorges dam project which was the final death knell. This is yet another species that China doesn’t care enough about to protect. They are a despicable, greedy country and I can’t wait for them to go down in a screaming, economic ruined heap.

  6. Jennifer C. says:

    I signed!

  7. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

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