This species are critically endangered !! |
Despite the protective measures that are being endangered species, laws are not always respected or enforced.
Species declared in danger may disappear forever if stringent measures are not taken quickly.
This is the case for these species and subspecies, their population is now very small and in a few decades, they have disappeared in the wild.
||Southern Pygmy blue whale
Balaenoptera musculus intermedia
| Southern Hemisphere Ocean (South Pacific, South Atlantic, Indian Ocean)
|| CITES Appendix I - US ESA : Threatened - IUCN 1996 : Threatened - IUCN 2009 : Critically Endangered A1abd
Cephalorhynchus hectori maui
| South Pacific, New Zealand, North-west coast of the North Island between New Plymouth and Dargaville.
|| Critically endangered - IUCN 2009 : Critically Endangered A4cd,C2a(ii)
| North Pacific Ocean : warm-temperate waters, northern Gulf of California in Mexico, erroneously reported from the S Gulf of California , including Tres Marias Isls, Nayarit and N Jalisco
|| CITES - Appendix I, U.S. ESA and IUCN 1996 : Endangered - IUCN 2009 : Critically Endangered A4d,C2a(ii)
||Baiji, White-flag Dolphin, Yangtse Dolphin
| East China, Chang Jiang (Yangtze) and Qiantang Jiang (mouth of Fuchun Jiang) river systems.
|| CITES - Appendix I, U.S. ESA and IUCN 1996 : Endangered - IUCN 2009 : Critically Endangered C2a(ii),D