HKDCS Research Projects
The long-term monitoring research on Chinese white dolphins (Sousa chinensis) and Indo-Pacific finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) has been continuously conducted since 1995 by Hong Kong Cetacean Research Project, with the assistance of Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society and several other institutions. A great deal about many aspects of their biology and conservation status have been learnt over the past years. However, there are still a number of threats facing the local dolphins. Therefore, HKDCS continues to support local and region research on these coastal species of dolphins and porpoises in order to monitoring their abundance, distribution, habitat use, ranging patterns, social structure, acoustic behaviours and many other aspects of their population biology. With these information collected, local authorities can be able to maintain effective conservation effort and promote the importance of marine conservation.
Below you can browse through the some documents to learn more about the long-term monitoring of local cetaceans, past and current research studies funded by HKDCS, and how HKDCS scientists participated in international conferences to share their knowledge with cetacean researchers and conservationists around the world.