Contingent Valuation of Yangtze Finless Porpoises in Poyang by Yanyan Dong

By Yanyan Dong

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Migration routes and important resting areas of Siberian Cranes (Grus leucogeranus) between Northeastern Siberia and China as revealed by satellite tracking. Biological Conservation, 106, 339–346. Kasuya, T. (1999). Finless porpoise – Neophocaena phocoenoides (G. Cuvier, 1829). In S. H. Ridgway & S. R. ), Handbook of marine mammals vol. 6: The second book of dolphins and porpoises (pp. 411–442). London/ New York/Toronto/Sydney/San Francisco: Academic. 34 2 Background Information of Poyang Lake and Yangtze Finless Porpoises Li, T.

2008), around 400 porpoises living in Poyang Lake (Xiao and Zhang 2000), and around 100–150 YFPs living in Dongting Lake (Yang et al. 2000). In sum, there are estimated to be around 1,800 YFPs in the Yangtze River system. 4 Yangtze Finless Porpoises 23 Since the early 1990s, at least half the porpoise population has been lost, implying an annual rate of decline of at least 5 % (assuming the decline was exponential) (Zhao et al. 2008). A population viability analysis suggested that the YFPs will become extinct within 24–94 years if no protective measures are taken (Zhang and Wang 1999).

1993). FAO species identification guide: Marine mammals of the world. Rome: UNEP/FAO. Jiangxi Water Conservancy. (2010). The poyang lake project. , & Higuchi, H. (2002). Migration routes and important resting areas of Siberian Cranes (Grus leucogeranus) between Northeastern Siberia and China as revealed by satellite tracking. Biological Conservation, 106, 339–346. Kasuya, T. (1999). Finless porpoise – Neophocaena phocoenoides (G. Cuvier, 1829). In S. H. Ridgway & S. R. ), Handbook of marine mammals vol.

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