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Title Year Authors Category Conservation Measure
Spatial distribution of river dolphins, Inia geoffrensis (Iniidae), in the Araguaia River (central Brazil) 2014 Araújo, C.C. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
Physiology, behavior, and conservation 2014 Cooke, S. J. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
Procedures for establishing and managing IUCN-supported Independent Scientific & Technical Advisory Panels 2014 IUCN Manual Regional/ International collaboration
Unusual records of the behavior of boto Inia sp.(Cetartiodactyla, Iniidae) in the lower reaches of the Tocantins and Guamá River, Amazônia 2014 Santos, G.M.A. Peer-reviewed journal article Species knowledge and understanding
Using local informant data and boat-based surveys to improve knowledge on the status of the Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) 2014 Richman, N.I. Thesis Research and monitoring
Ganges River Dolphin: An Overview of Biology, Ecology, and Conservation Status in India 2014 Sinha, R.K. Peer-reviewed journal article Multiple conservation measures
The Minamata Convention on Mercury and its implementation in the Latin America and Caribbean region. 2014 UNEP Law/Regulation Multiple conservation measures
The eBird enterprise: An integrated approach to development and application of citizen science 2014 Sullivan, B. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
Integrated River Dolphin Conservation for Sustainable Ecosystem Services in the Brahmaputra River 2013 Bhattacharya, G. Report, NGO Community management
Can local ecological knowledge be used to assess status and extinction drivers in a threatened freshwater cetacean? 2013 Turvey, S. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
Neophocaena asiaeorientalis ssp. asiaeorientalis, Yangtze Finless Porpoise 2013 Wang, D. Peer-reviewed journal article Regional/ International collaboration
Final report to the New England Aquarium on pinger displacement trials for Ganges River dolphins Platanista gangetica in the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh 2013 Smith, B. D. Report, NGO Acoustic deterrents/Pingers
The Gangetic dolphins plead for mercy 2013 Garg, A. Peer-reviewed journal article Species knowledge and understanding
Dredging displaces bottlenose dolphins from an urbanised foraging patch 2013 Pirotta, E Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
The next frontier of hydropower sustainability: planning at the system scale 2013 Hartmann, J Report, NGO Freeflowing rivers/ environmental flows
Catfish fisheries pose threat to Amazon River dolphins 2013 Mintzer, V.J. Popular article Fisheries management, Species knowledge and understanding
Effect of illegal harvest on apparent survival of Amazon River dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) 2013 Mintzer, V.J. Peer-reviewed journal article Species knowledge and understanding, Fisheries management
Word Heritage Advice Note: Environmental Assessment 2013 IUCN World Heritage program Report, Government Protected Areas
Clicking in shallow rivers: short-range echolocation of Irrawaddy and Ganges river dolphins in a shallow, acoustically complex habitat 2013 Jensen, F. H. Peer-reviewed journal article Species knowledge and understanding
Diel changes in the movement patterns of Ganges River dolphins monitored using stationed stereo acoustic data loggers 2013 Sasaki‐Yamamoto, Y. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring