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Ganges river dolphin

Ganges river dolphin

Platanista gangetica

Ganges river dolphin

Ganges river dolphin

See all species Ganges river dolphins are freshwater dolphins that inhabit the Ganges, Meghna, Brahmaputra, and Karnaphuli-Sangu river systems in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh. They are one of the oldest species of dolphin still existing today. Unfortunately, due to their endangered status, there are less than five thousand Ganges river dolphins left in the entire…

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Indus River dolphins be dammed!

Dolphins living close to humans face more threats than those that live far from land and far from human intervention. Dolphins found in coastal and riverine environments therefore are in more immediate danger of extirpation.  I recently gave an overview of the situation facing Nepal’s remaining dolphins where the biggest threat to their continued survival…

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India to undertake Ganges River dolphin survey

According to reports in the Straits Times, the Indian government is to undertake the first official count of Ganges River dolphin in the Ganges River. The survey will be carried during the drier winter months as the government commits to trying to improve the health of the river. Pollution is a major issue while habitat loss…

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Nepal’s forgotten dolphins …

Rivers in Nepal are treated as goddesses, so why are the creatures found within them not given the same reverence? The Nepalese believe that their rivers are the “ever flowing and inspiring source of beauty, abundance and infinite adventure” yet one of the most iconic animals ever to have inhabited them – the Ganges River…

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