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Champassak extends dolphin conservation zone

Authorities and residents of Champassak province, especially those living in Hang Sadam and Hang Khon villages, Khong district, recently agreed to extend the conservation zone of the Mekong Dolphin, making it seven times larger. The move has been taken in a bid to conserve the ...

Asian dolphins a step closer to extinction: group

The International Union for Conservation of Nature said on Tuesday it had changed the status of the Irrawaddy dolphin and finless porpoise, both living in Asian waters, to “endangered” from “vulnerable”, meaning they are closer to extinction.[]”In the Mekong River, for example, the majority of ...

Channel News Asia Reporter

Irrawaddy dolphin numbers rise

Nine critically endangered Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins, were born this year, but two of them died, the World Wildlife Fund has said. In a statement issued on Friday, the WWF said the population continues to be threatened by illegal fishing and hydropower dams.Keep reading ...

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