Are Pink Dolphins Endangered?

Are pink dolphins endangered?

There are two species of dolphins that are sometimes called pink dolphins:

The Amazon River Dolphin, which lives in the Amazon river basin; and

The Chinese White Dolphin, which lives in the Pearl River, and also in the ocean waters in South-east Asia.

Amazon River Dolphin, Pink River Dolphin or Boto Rio Negro, Brazil
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Both are endangered.

The Amazon species is mainly threatened by pollution and habitat loss.

The Chinese species is threatened by

* busy boat traffic (collisions, noise)

* overfishing and fishing nets

* pollution (sewage, industrial pollutants)

* PCB, DDT and TBT which have entered their food chain

* habitat loss (landfill)

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