Are the dolphins protected in Hong Kong?
All marine mammals found in Hong Kong are protected locally by the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance (Cap. 170). Import, export and possession of these animals are restricted under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance (Cap. 586).
The Chinese white dolphin is listed as "Near Threatened" in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, and is also listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendix I (i.e. highest protection). In Mainland, it is listed as a "Grade 1 National Key Protected Species".