Cambodia’s first Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin calf spotted in 2021

A new Irrawaddy dolphin calf was spotted in Tbong Kla deep pool at Stung Treng province – according to a news release from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Cambodia.

The discovery was made by a joint research team between the Fisheries Administration and WWF, when conducting their survey.

In 2020, a total of 9 dolphin calves were recorded, and 13 calves were documented in the 2019 database.

The national and the sub-national administrations have been working hard with development partners, particularly WWF to preserve the Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong river. 

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Phal Sophanith – AKP