International Advisory Group Responds to IUCN Listing of Taiwan's Critically Endangered Dolphins

Near Taichung Port on 5.8.08

Shortly after the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed Taiwan's Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) as "Critically Endangered" on Wednesday this week (12 August), the Eastern Taiwan Strait Sousa Technical Advisory Group (ETSSTAWG), established in January this year, responded with a press release. In the press release, the Chair of the ETSSTAWG, Dr Peter S. Ross, said “Time is running out for the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin in Taiwan. We hope that recent advances in our understanding of the habitat needs of this charismatic creature will identify a path forward that allows it to recover and thrive.”

A copy of the full press release is posted on the Matsu's Fish Conservation Union (MFCU) blog.