ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed

PETITIONED: 2013 (WildEarth Guardians); 2016 (Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, Animal Welfare Institute [AWI])

RANGE: The western coast of Taiwan, from the northern Houlong and Jhonggang rivers (Miaoli County) to the southern Waishanding Zhou sandbar (Chaiyi County)

THREATS: Bycatch, entanglement in fishing gear, habitat destruction and degradation, noise, pollution of coastal and river waters, and boat traffic

POPULATION TREND: Population estimates of the Taiwanese humpback dolphins in 2010 placed the number at around 74 individuals and declining.

Taiwanese humpback dolphin courtesy Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society