This project is a continuation of the collaborative international 2004 'Workshop on conservation of the baiji and Yangtze finless porpoise', March 2006 pilot Yangtze baiji survey, and Nov-Dec 2006 Yangtze Freshwater Dolphin Expedition.
Establish whether there are any functioning baji populations remaining in the Yangtze river basin and conduct appropriate conservation actions.
Sam is an expert on past and present mammal extinctions and an active conservation co-ordinator.
Sam is a major promulgator of the plight of the Yangtze river dolphin and, incidentally, an expert on this incredibly rare species. He has led survey teams along the Yangtze river in the attempt to find any last remaining specimens.
Jay is a world leader in cetacean and pinniped conservation
The baiji.org foundation is a small network of specialists uniting expertise in research and conservation and promoting the understanding and plight of both the Yangtze freshwater dolphin and the habitats in which they live. The foundation assists in all levels of conservation, from research, outreach programmes and fundraising to the support and implementation of various projects. Founded in early 2004 by a small group of committed Swiss individuals, the foundation aims to promote worldwide interest in freshwater dolphins and freshwater biodiversity.
(July 2012: Their website is currently being updated so there is no access)
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