Monday, October 19, 2009

Taiwan Pink Dolphin researcher wins the Leatherwood Award

The J. Stephen Leatherwood Award for the best presentation on marine mammals in the South and Southeast Asia region at the 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Québec City, Canada has been awarded to Dr. John Y. Wang of FormosaCetus Research and Conservation Group. The award was given for a poster presentation by John Wang entitled "Mark-recapture abundance estimation of the Eastern Taiwan Strait population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis)" and was co-authored by John Y. Wang; Shih Chu Yang; Pedro F. Fruet; and Eduardo R. Secchi. Our congratulations to John. This is a wonderful achievement and will greatly assist in highlighting the plight of the Taiwan Pink Dolphins internationally.

Also see:
Society for Marine Mammalogy 18th Biennial Conference Québec City, Canada.

SMM Conference, Québec City: Workshop - Critical habitat delineation for critically endangered Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in Taiwan

2009 ETS Sousa Habitat Workshop

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