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Irrawaddy Dolphin

Orcaella brevirostris

Description:

Irrawaddy dolphins are critically endangered in the Mekong River, with only 78 to 91 individuals remaining. They are threatened by bycatch, a fishing method as well as pollution and the construction of damns. We were so lucky to spot 4 of these amazing creatures on a boat trip in Kampi, a village in Kratie, through the Mekong river.

Habitat:

Rivers and coastal areas

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2 Comments

Thank you @LeubaRidgway :)That's very true. It was good to know that many of the locals knew about these beautiful dolphins and were aware of their importance. A few organizations like WWF are helping by researching and educating locals about them.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

We hear much about Mekong cruises, chef's cooking on The Mekong, etc, etc....while the poor dolphins struggle for survival ! Good to know that there are a few projects going to save these creatures.

Lovely shots . I hope these do well.

Kampong Cham, Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Spotted on Jul 28, 2014
Submitted on Jul 28, 2014

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