Range-wide Yangtze freshwater dolphin expedition: The last chance to see Baiji?

@article{Wang2006RangewideYF,
  title={Range-wide Yangtze freshwater dolphin expedition: The last chance to see Baiji?},
  author={Ke-Xiong Wang and Ding Wang and Xianfeng Zhang and August Pfluger and Leigh A. Barrett},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={13},
  pages={418-424}
}
Background, Aim and ScopeThere are two species of fresh water cetaceans surviving in the Yangtze River system in China: Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer) and Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis). As a result of the expansion of human activities on the river, their distribution ranges appear to be decreasing and in the case of the Baiji, are even being restricted to several sections. The Baiji is the world’s most critically endangered cetacean species with a population… 
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