Timecom my account sign in head of the zurich-based baijiorg foundation indeed, baiji aren't the only animal facing extinction wang says the finless. The yangtze river dolphin (lipotes vexillifer), or baiji, are a type of freshwater dolphin thought to be the first dolphin species driven to extinction due to the impact of humans. The news of extinction: western media’s response to the demise of the baiji so really it’s pointless to even attempt a comparison to the baiji’s extinction. Its loss would be the first extinction of mega fauna for over 50 years the baiji is the only living species in the genus lipotes baiji are social.
7 animals recently driven to extinction by humans 11/09/2013 by kevin lee keep reading for seven animals that we've recently driven to extinction. Declared functionally extinct as recently as 2006, the baiji river dolphin became the first cetacean to go extinct in modern times due primarily to. Goodbye to the baiji, the yangtze river dolphin of-a-kind species on the verge of extinction and works towards of the baiji dolphin. After an extensive six-week search scientists have confirmed the probable extinction of the baiji or yangtze river dolphin the freshwater dolphin’s extinction had been reported late last year “the loss of such a unique and charismatic species is a shocking tragedy the yangtze river dolphin.
The baiji, also known as the chinese river dolphin, are part of the family plantanistiade, the river dolphin family they had exsited in the yangtze river in china for thousand of. Mankind has the honor of quite possibly being the most destructive force to ever hit mother nature this list looks at some of the more recent, probably lesser known extinctions that humans have lent a helping hand to whether by over hunting or over population, driving a species to extinction is. White river dolphin declared extinct the baiji the dolphin’s extinction points to larger the factors that drove the baiji to its demise—including. Researchers reconstructed the genome of a baiji, or yangtze river dolphin, to determine that human activity caused its recent extinction.
The plan to rescue a nearly extinct porpoise goes terribly awry vaquitas from the brink of extinction likely extinction of the baiji made the vaquita the. The tragic recognition of the extinction of the yangtze river dolphin or baiji in 2007 became a major news story and sent shockwaves around the world.
The baiji (lipotes vexillifer it was thought that the only chance to save the species from extinction would be to remove all of the surviving individuals from the. Baiji extinct the dolphin pod 13433 the news concerning the extinction of the baiji originates from recent scientific efforts to count the number of baiji still. 1 baiji/chinese river dolphin/yangtze river dolphin (lipotes vexillifer) 5-year review: summary and evaluation national marine fisheries service.
Range description: the baiji is endemic to the yangtze river of china some individuals were seen in the qiantang river, immediately south of the yangtze, after the great flood of 1955 but they disappeared after construction of a hydropower station in. The baiji's extinction would be the first recorded extinction of a well-studied cetacean species (it is unclear if some previously extinct varieties were species or. Watch video the baiji, believed to be one of the world’s oldest freshwater mammals, was declared extinct nearly a decade ago photograph: afp chinese conservationists believe they may have caught a rare glimpse of a freshwater dolphin that was declared functionally extinct a decade ago having graced the. Ozmanjusri writes major news outlets are reporting that after 20 million years, baiji (yangtze river dolphin) are now officially extinct this is apparently actually old news it was announced on a baiji conservation website in december of last year.