Conservationists are celebrating the discovery of a sixth Irrawaddy dolphin calf born last year in Kratie province’s Mekong river.
This finding came to light following research completed by the Fisheries Administration and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The calf recorded on December 31 is the latest member of the Kampi pod in Chet Borei district’s Sambok commune.
According to WWF, it is overjoyed that 2021 has closed with such exciting news portending a positive outlook for the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins as well as the river’s ecosystem.
WWF country director Seng Teak told Khmer Times yesterday that it is a good sign for Irrawaddy dolphin conservation and proves all the relevant authorities’ efforts are making progress to save the freshwater dolphins from extinction.