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The construction of the third runway in Hong Kong International Airport threatens the Chinese White Dolphin, with conservationists believing that the third runway will drive the Chinese white dolphin away from Hong Kong waters for good. A dolphin habitat around twice the size of New York City’s Central Park will be destroyed in the process of constructing the new runway. Some believe that Hong Kong has neglected the conservation of the Chinese white dolphin in favor of its economic development, not unlike how China’s economic development drove the Yangtze River Dolphin to extinction years ago.