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WWF (World Wildlife Fund / World Wide Fund for Nature) wants to

Save the Mekong River’s Irrawaddy Dolphin

Just 85 Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins exist today in the Mekong River. Now they're being threatened by a newly proposed dam.

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Why this matters

Irrawaddy dolphins are an unusual species with small populations found in Southeast Asia, ranging from India’s Chilka Lake to the Malampaya…Read More

Irrawaddy Dolphins: The Smiling Faces of the Mekong | WWF

What are the biggest threats to Irrawaddy dolphins? Irrawaddy dolphins are directly threatened by bycatch, when they accidentally get caught in fishing gear meant to net other fish. Research has found many dolphins, especially calves, die from unclear causes. Researchers have found contaminants like DDT and PCBs, but it is not clear if this is…Read More
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