This is heavenly
Nature photography? I enjoyed it very much, I saw it on TV, blogs and books. I’m writing this just to share my little experience shooting nature and to be specific, I only use Horizon camera on this Tipster. Why just Horizon Because I realized that I only shoot nature using this swinging panoramic camera. Here’s my simple tips on how to shoot the nature with horizon camera! Go panorama!!
A total of 380 Yangtze finless porpoise have been visually identified during a survey of the Yangtze River, marking a significant decline from 2006 numbers.
Acoustic equipment identified 172 finless porpoise during an expedition. Also known locally as the river pig, a 2011 survey revealed that the porpoise population currently stands at 1,000 in the Yangtze River, and is decreasing by 6.4 percent annually.
These porpoises are being scattered and isolated which is not good for their reproduction. The scattered distribution pattern could be the result of shipping traffic that made migration harder, projects that altered hydrological conditions in the middle and lower reaches, and habit loss. Illegal fishing practices are affecting the finless porpoise populations as well.
I just really hope China steps it up and helps them out. Haven’t they already learned from the extinction of the Baiji dolphin?
This is such a shame. The article linked above was from December 2012, so I found a more recent article from the BBC in February (2013) for anyone curious on what’s happening now:
From 2013 BBC article: “Protection for highly threatened Yangtze finless porpoises in China is “insufficient”, researchers say.
The mammals have suffered a dramatic decline and are now threatened with extinction.
Researchers carried out a survey to the establish how the animals are distributed in the Yangtze river.
They found current protected sections of the Yangtze do not cover all the areas where most porpoises were found.
Details of the findings are published in the journal Animal Conservation.”
You can read further at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21261583
If China ever learns… I wish…
Photo by the wonderful Bobbi&Mike.
Looking at this; I miss staying with my boyfriend in between bookshelves reading together until the library closes…
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