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Hong Kong 'risks losing pink dolphins'

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Conservationists warned that Hong Kong may lose its rare Chinese white dolphins, also known as pink dolphins for their unique colour, unless it takes urgent action against pollution and other threats. 

Image provided by the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society shows pink dolphins playing in waters off Lantau, Hong Kong on June 7, 2011. Conservationists have warned that Hong Kong may lose its rare Chinese white dolphins, also known as pink dolphins, unless it takes urgent action.

Their numbers in Hong Kong waters have fallen from an estimated 158 in 2003 to just 78 in 2011, with a further decline expected when figures for 2012 are released next month, said the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society.

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