Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild


A number of dolphin species are classified as ‘Endangered’ or ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN1’s Red List of Threatened Species.  Many more are known to be in serious danger but have not been formally assessed.

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) are listed as ‘Least Concern’. However, specific populations are threatened due to various environmental changes and human impacts.

1International Union for the Conservation of Nature


The bottlenose dolphin is in Appendix II.

2The United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) is an international agreement between governments which provides varying levels of protection for species that are or may be in danger of extinction from international trade.

Appendix II includes species that, although not necessarily threatened with extinction, may become so unless trade is strictly regulated. Commercial international trade in Appendix II species is permitted, but is subject to strict controls.

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