More than 300 scientists from around the world have issued an open letter urging countries to take action to protect whales, dolphins, and porpoises from extinction. According to experts, if we do not take action, the extinction of some species may happen in our lifetime.
The open letter has been developed by more than 300 experts from over 40 countries calling for decisive action to protect many aquatic mammal species. As scientists explain in their report, the progressive pollution and increasing exploitation of seas and river systems may lead to their extinction. In their report, the specialists noted as many as 90 species of cetaceans in danger of extinction, of which as many as 13 are critically endangered. These include the Chinese Baji Dolphin, Japanese Whale, and Gray Swimmer.