China’s White Dolphin is extinct.

The Chinese river dolphin is effectively extinct. They had been endangered for years – this quiet, shy and nearly blind creature. The silt of the rivers had been so bad that this shy dolphin lost its ability to see. For 20 million years it echolocated its food. Overfishing, shipping traffic pollution and simple greed has lost this animal to us and the generations to come. All that will be left is some film, and a few words about one more creature that we let slip through our collective fingers because we were too busy trying to make money or another amazing useless plastic product. This is the great wisdom of mankind. Death without reason. Profit above all things.

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