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22-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 ...


  • Shop owners in Dolphin Estate lament demolition

    Property owners along Alimosho Street, Dolphin Estate, Lagos, have lamented the demolition of their shops, describing the development as unjust. Some of the affected people said the demolition by a task force made up of officials of the Ikoyi-Obalende Local Council Development Area, Kick Against Indiscipline and armed policemen came despite several appeals for more...  [Read More...]


  • A character for nature: Dolphin continues passion for teaching about the outdoors

    Larry Dolphin has always had a passion for environmental conservation, and that?s just what he talked to people about over the weekend during the first Water Festival at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Nature Center Executive Director Larry Dolphin started at the center in Austin in 1988. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin?Steven?s Point with a degree in natural resources, and minors ...


  • Dolphin attacks on bay porpoises

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


  • 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 ...


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