Strandings, bycatches and injuries of aquatic mammals in China, 2000–2006, as reviewed from official documents: A compelling argument for a nationwide strandings programme

Wang, Yamin; Li, Wei; Van Waerebeek, Koen
Marine Policy (2015)

In the present study, the species composition, geographical and seasonal patterns of strandings, bycatches and injuries of aquatic mammals reported in Chinese mainland waters, from 2000 to 2006, were analyzed…


Habitat preference of the Yangtze finless porpoise in a minimally disturbed environment

Mei, Zhigang; Chen, Mao; Li, Yongtao; Huang, Shiang-Lin; Haung, Jie; Han, Yi; Zhu, Binting; Li, Chunsheng; Wang, Kexiong; Wang, Ding
Ecological Modelling (2017)

Analyses of animal species distribution in a neutral or minimally-interrupted habitat provide a baseline that is essential for assessment of population status, identification of key habitat, and conservation planning for…


Status and conservation of the Yangtze finless porpoise

Wang, Ding; Liu, Renjun; Zhang, Xianfeng; Yang, Jian; Wei, Zhuo; Zhao, Qingzhong; Wang, Xiaoqiang
Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Cetaceans in Asia (2000)

During 1991–1997, five and three surveys were conducted in the middle and lower reaches, respectively, of the Yangtze River. The target species of the surveys included both the baiji (Lipotes…


Radio tracking finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides): Preliminary evaluation of a potential technique, with cautions

Würsig, B.; Wang, D.; Zhang, X.
Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Cetaceans in Asia (2000)

Three finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from the Yangtze River were fitted with cotton cloth vests and small radio transmitters. They were tracked for 2.6, 11.0, and 14.6 days in the…


Genetic evaluation and development prognosis on ex situ conserved Yangtze finless porpoises living in Tian-E-Zhou National Natural Reserve

Zhou, Zhao; Zheng, Jin-Song; Chen, Min-Min; Zhao, Qing-Zhong; Wang, Ding
Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica (2012)

The Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) is a unique freshwater subspecies of Neophocaena phocaenoides, which is endemic to the Yangtze River of China and now is critically endangered. As…


Using habitat models to identify suitable sites for marine protected areas for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Embling, Clare B.; Gillibrand, Phil A.; Gordon, Jonathan; Shrimpton, Juliet; Stevick, Peter T.; Hammond, Philip S.
Biological Conservation (2010)

The harbour porpoise is a highly mobile species and thus represents a considerable challenge in the context of using marine protected areas (MPAs) for conservation. The shelf waters off the…


Observations on behavior and ecology of the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) group at Tian-e-Zhou oxbow of the Yangtze River

Wei, Z.; Wang, D.; Kuang, X.; Wang, K.; Wang, X.; Xiao, J.; Zhao, Q.; Zhang, X.
The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (2002)

The authors made 39 surveys (a total of 161 days) in the Tian-e-Zhou Oxbow of the Yangtze River, China, for observing 13 Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) captured from…


The Yangtze finless porpoise: On an accelerating path to extinction?

Mei, Zhigang; Zhang, Xinqiao; Huang, Shiang-Lin; Zhao, Xiujiang; Hao, Yujiang; Zhang, Lin; Qian, Zhengyi; Zheng, Jinsong; Wang, Kexiong; Wang, Ding
Biological Conservation (2014)

For the conservation of endangered animals to be effective, information on population distribution and abundance requires regular updating from census efforts. The Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) has recently…