The Chinese River Dolphin, the Indus River Dolphin,
and the Orca Whale are all listed as endangered.
All species of dolphin are protected under CITES and
the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
CITES or the Convention on International Trade in
Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is an international
treaty with 172 member countries. Dolphins listed in
Appendix I cannot be traded commercially, this includes
the Snubfin Dolphin, Amazon River Dolphin, indo-Pacific
Humpbacked Dolphin and the Atlantic Humpbacked Dolphin.
Dolphins listed in Appendix II can be traded commercially
only if it does not harm their survival. All dolphins
not listed in Appendix I are listed in Appendix II
The Marine Mammal Protection Act is a US law that prohibits,
with certain exceptions, the taking of marine mammals
in US waters and by US citizens on the high seas, and
the importation of marine mammals and marine mammal
products into the US.