The pink dolphin inhabits the Amazon River. Its habitat is composed of the waters of PERU, BRAZIL, VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA, BOLIVIA and GUAYANA. The animals swim 400 meters above sea level in rivers and lagoons.
The Rio dolphin or Bufeo de las Amazonas, again entered the list of endangered species of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This indicates that the population of INIA GEOFFRENSIS is decreasing, is severely fragmented and there is a progressive decline of animals in the stage of maturity. In addition, its position in the red list indicates that the place where the animal lives is being affected. The pink dolphin is established in rivers and lakes and is not a migrant species. In addition, the consequences of environmental pollution and the actions of man have caused the reduction of area, extension and quality of Amazonian habitat.
Among the threats that could cause the Amazon dolphin to disappear within 50 years, such as the Chinese dolphin species in 2007, are human intrusions, housing construction around pink buffalo habitat, extractive activity and pollution through industrial or military fluids that flow into the waters.
It is not the first time that the pink dolphin enters the red list of extinct species. But the drastic decline of the Amazonian bufeo in Brazil and in Colombia returned the species to the dangerous listing after 10 years of being out of it.
Numerous documentaries have been made about the hunting of the Amazon bufeo. There they detail that the amazon fishermen catch a pink dolphin, cut it into pieces and use the meat as bait to attract other animals from the river’s waters.