Monday, April 10, 2006

China to build reserve for rare dolphin - Science -

"China plans to set up its first reserve for the endangered white dolphin off the coast of the southern city of Zhuhai in the southern Guangdong province, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

The city has allocated 460 square kilometers (178 square miles) for the reserve, to be located near Qiao Island in the Pearl River estuary, Xinhua quoted Chen Jialin, director of the reserve, as saying.

Construction on the reserve will begin this year and will focus first on establishing an emergency rescue center for the dolphins, Chen said."

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