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16 February 2022

Goodbye, Lone George

He was the last one. And now he’s gone. This morning, I woke up to the sad news that the last known river dolphin in Laos has died. I called him Lone George. Although I did not even know he was a male at the time, I really felt for him ever since his companions […]

19 January 2022

Return of river dolphins to Narayani

By Daphne Willems, Lead, WWF River Dolphin Rivers initiative Ganges river dolphin back in Nepal’s Narayani river © Tek Mahato It’s the best possible New Year’s present. A local nature guide in Nepal, Tek Mahato took several photos of a Ganges river dolphin in the Narayani River — the first time there’s been photographic evidence of […]

16 November 2021

Electronic pingers protect river dolphins and benefit communities

With all six river dolphin species threatened with extinction globally, an innovative project in Indonesia has proven that electronic pingers help to deter river dolphins from approaching too close to fishing nets, protecting the animals from potentially fatal entanglements – and benefiting local fishers. Working with local communities, electronic pingers were attached to fishing nets […]

7 November 2021

Blog: discovering two species of river dolphin in South Asia

By Gill Braulik, Research Fellow in the Sea Mammal Research Unit of the University of St. Andrews, UK Twenty years ago, I set off on a quest to understand whether the endangered dolphins in the Ganges river, and the dolphins in the Indus river were two separate species. It was a mission that took me […]

6 April 2021

China boosts protection of Yangtze finless porpoise

In a major boost for the critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise, the Chinese government upgraded it to national first level protected species – the country’s highest protection for wild animals.

6 April 2021

Baby boost for river dolphins in the Mekong

A six-day-old Irrawaddy dolphin calf was spotted among four adults at Kampi Resort on the Mekong River in Kratie province on the evening of March 5, according to WWF.

6 April 2021

Endangered South Asian river dolphins are two different species, scientists find

After two decades of research, scientists have recognised the Endangered Indus and Ganges river dolphins as separate species.

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