Aquatic Mammals (1991)


This paper reports the population status of the endangered Chinese River dolphin – Lipotes vexillifer, the factors causing the population decline of Lipotes and protective measures adopted in recent years, such as semi-capture reserve, studies on reproduction under the artifical rearing conditions and natural reserve as well as their advances. It also reports the status of population and protection of another dolphin in the Changjiang River, namely the black finless porpoise – Neophocaena phocaenoides.