Thursday, March 3, 2011

Taiwan Pink Dolphins and the Kuokuang Petrochemical Project make it onto the BBC again

Taiwan Foreign Correspondents' Club trip to the Dacheng wetlands. Members under the dead palms in front of the Formosa Plastics HQ in Mailiao.

Following the trip by the Taiwan Foreign Correspondents' Club to the Dacheng wetlands last Thursday, the controversial Kuokuang Petrochemical Project and the plight of the local communities and the critically endangered Taiwan pink dolphins have made it onto the BBC website for the second time in just over a month. An article and film clip titled Opposition to Taiwanese chemical plant grows outlines some of the different points of view expressed by Kuokuang and then those opposed to the project. The Taiwan Foreign Correspondents' Club's trip to the Dacheng wetlands was co-organised by the Changhua Environmental Protection Alliances, TEDxTaipei and Wild at Heart Legal Defense Association.

*The BBC refers to the Taiwan pink dolphins by their alternate common name; Taiwan white dolphins.

Also see: Taiwan Pink Dolphins make it onto the BBC

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