Some hope for Cambodia's Irrawaddy dolphins
- December 29, 2016 at 4:13 am #896
Ten new calves of the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins were discovered by an environmental organization in Cambodia’s section of the Mekong river.
Source: Radio Free Asia
There’s still some hope for the Irrawaddy dolphin as an environmental organization announced on Tuesday that they have discovered 10 new calves in the section of the Mekong River that flows through Cambodia.
While the discovery marks a bit of good news for the critically endangered species, conservationists warn that the species is still under pressure from fishing and habitat destruction – especially from the dam-building boom on the Mekong.
The population of the mammal, also known as the Mekong River dolphin, is estimated at about 80.
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