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Census reveals population of critically endangered river dolphins in Cambodia stable in last 4 years

The population of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River in Cambodia has been stable in the last four years, according to a new census report released on Thursday. The census was conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Fisheries Administration of Cambodia. The ...

Losing dolphins for more hydropower

The construction of the Don Sahong hydropower dam in Laos has affected the habitats of Mekong River dolphins, causing their numbers to dwindle in Stung Treng province. The dwindling numbers are causing a decline in tourists who wish to see them, resulting in loss of ...

Pech Sotheary

Mining exploration set for region home to endangered river dolphins

Australian mining firm Medusa Mining has announced plans to begin exploration for gold, copper and oil in Kratie province’s Prek Kampi commune, about 35 kilometres west of a stretch of the Mekong River that is home to endangered river dolphins.Keep reading ...

Robin Spiess & Brendan O’Byrne

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