river dolphin

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any of several long-snouted usually freshwater dolphins of South America and southern Asia

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He said that it is because of the support of the provincial wildlife departments that joint efforts to conserve a viable population of the Indus River dolphins have been taken by reducing losses in canal stranding through rescue operations, capacity-building sessions with officials of departments concerned and community awareness.
Project implementation: Catch Amazon river dolphins throughout the Amazon basin to examine and GPS-tag them, gather data to determine how threatened they are, develop strategies to protect them
In: Biology, evolution and conservation of River Dolphins within South America and Asia (eds.
It is the second most endangered freshwater dolphin species in the world, the first being the functionally extinct' Yangtze River dolphin.
The results prove that the Indus River dolphin is slowly recovering as well as proving what collaboration between different sectors can achieve,' he said.
The study is compiled through the fourth comprehensive Indus River dolphin survey, carried out from March 20 to April 13, 2017 covering the Indus River dolphin distribution range from Chashma to Sukkur barrages.
Snow Leopard, Bustard (including Floricans), River Dolphin, Hangul, Nilgiri Tahr, Marine Turtles, Dugong & Coral reefs, Edible Nest Swiftlet, Asian Wild Buffalo, Nicobar Megapode, Manipur Brow-antlered Deer, Vultures, Malabar Civet, Indian Rhinoceros, Asiatic Lion, Swamp Deer and Jerdons Courser.
Habitat of the Indus River dolphin, currently reduced to one-fifth of its historical range, is degraded primarily due to shortage of water caused by its diversions to meet the growing agricultural needs in country.
But in comparing the fossils with both extinct and living dolphins, the researchers determined that the animal's closest relative is the modern Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis).
Campaign groups say it has damaged biodiversity, threatening the critically endangered Yangtze river dolphin.
Animal populations in many of China's ecosystems have significantly decreased as a result of the country's development and urbanization including the Yangtze River dolphin and the Chinese alligator, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
2005 FILE photo released by Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA), an Amazon river dolphin swims in the Airao River in Amazonas state, Brazil.
SAO PAULO -- Scientists have made the first discovery in 100 years of a new river dolphin species in the waters of the Araguaia river in Brazil's vast Amazon rainforest.