Category Archives: Red List

Yangtze finless porpoise is listed as Critically Endangered

TweetThe Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis), the world’s only freshwater porpoise, has been upgraded to Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This follows the recent probable extinction of the other cetacean once found in China’s … Continue reading

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Hawaiian insular population of false killer whales listed as Endangered

TweetOn November 28th, 2012 the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service officially listed a distinct population segment of false killer whales around the main Hawaiian Islands as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. This population, termed the Hawaiian insular population, … Continue reading

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Redlisting of Mediterranean cetacean populations

TweetGiven their sheer number, assessing all geographic populations of cetaceans (sub-populations, in Red List-speak) is a long-term challenge; only a small fraction have been assessed, with priority given to those suspected of being in the most trouble. Two regions where … Continue reading

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Fiordland bottlenose dolphin population redlisted as Critically Endangered

TweetThe Fiordland subpopulation of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabits the fiords and bays of Fiordland, a mountainous, rainforest-covered World Heritage Area in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island.  These dolphins are at the southern limit of the species’ … Continue reading

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New Red List Assessments for Two Species of Finless Porpoises

TweetCSG member John Wang and collaborators recently presented strong morphological and molecular evidence for reproductive isolation of two main forms of finless porpoises in sympatry, leading to the conclusion that there are at least two biological species: the Indo-Pacific finless … Continue reading

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