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Officials worried about low number of Irrawadday dolphins in Thailand

Thai officials are worried about the low number of dolphins of a particular breed in Thailand. Despite campaigns in past years to preserve Irrawaddy dolphins, only 14 of them were found in Songkhla Lake, and 89 in the Mekong River, according to a 2020 survey. Natural ...

Tara Abhasakun

Baby dolphin born in Mekong’s Koh Phdao

The team researching the Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphins has spotted a newborn baby in Kratie province’s Sambor district, according to the Fisheries Administration’s Department of Fisheries Conservation. The department reported on March 7 that the calf was spotted by the research team and World Wide Fund ...

Sixth Irrawaddy dolphin calf for 2021

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 ...

Mao Chanvireak

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 ...

Phal Sophanith – AKP

Will Myanmar lose its Irrawaddy dolphins?

Tears fill U Maung Lay’s eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear from Myanmar. Loved for generations for corralling the catch into fishermen’s nets, ...

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