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19-Jul-2014

  • Dams May Damn the Rare Indus River Dolphin to Extinction

    The otherworldly Indus river dolphin is one of only four species of river dolphins left in the world, and its numbers are falling fast in the Pakistani waterways it calls home. ?The link between the construction of the irrigation barges and depletion of river flow matched very well with the timing and the geographic pattern of dolphin disappearance and was even linked with the speed of ...


  • Dams Imperil Pakistan's Endangered River Dolphins

    The Indus River dolphin's habitat is shrinking because of irrigation dams that divide up the river into sections, new research suggests. "It is river habitat fragmentation by dams, and removal of river water for irrigation, that has caused the massive range decline of the Indus River freshwater dolphin," Gill Braulik, a cetacean specialist at the Wildlife Conservation Society in Tanzania and ...


  • AUDIO: Dolphin attacks baffle experts

    Dolphin attacks on porpoises in Cardigan Bay have left marine scientists scratching their heads.


  • Dolphin attacks on bay porpoises

    Dolphin attacks on porpoises in Cardigan Bay leave marine scientists scratching their heads.


  • Dolphin art works are vandalised

    Two dolphin art works, which are part of a popular project in Aberdeen, are vandalised.


  • Dams reducing Indus river dolphin numbers

    London, July 17 (IANS) Removal of river water for irrigation and habitat fragmentation by irrigation dams are decreasing the number of Indus river dolphins, says a study. "This important study shows that it is river habitat fragmentation by dams, and removal of river water for irrigation that has caused the massive range decline of the Indus river freshwater dolphin," said Gill Braulik from ...


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