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Title Year Authors Category Conservation Measure
Patterns of habitat use and distribution of Ganges river dolphins Platanista gangetica gangetica in a human dominated riverscape in Bihar, India 2008 Kelkar, N. Thesis Fisheries management
Two incidents of fishing gear entanglement of Ganges River dolphins (Platanista gangetica gangetica) in waterways of the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh 2008 Mansur, E. F. Peer-reviewed journal article Fisheries management
Underwater behavioral study of Ganges river dolphins by using echolocation clicks recorded by 6-hydrophone array system 2008 Sugimatsu, H. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
Spatial epidemiology and GIS in marine mammal conservation medicine and disease research 2008 Norman, S. A. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
Abundance and conservation status of the Yangtze finless porpoise in the Yangtze River, China 2008 The Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) is a highly threatened cetacean endemic to the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River that has suffered a dramatic decline in recent decades. We characterize and quantify recent distribution patterns of porpoises in the Yangtze River in order to facilitate strategic management of existing in situ cetacean reserves and maximize effective utilization of limited conservation resources. We calculated porpoise relative abundance (encounter rate) using a 1‐km moving average along the Yangtze main stem based on a combined visual and acoustic survey conducted in 2006. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
Object carrying as socio-sexual display in an aquatic mammal 2008 Martin, A.R. Peer-reviewed journal article Species knowledge and understanding
Management plan for the Ayeyarwady dolphin protected area 2008 Fisheries Department Myanmar Conservation Plan Conservation Action Plan
Molecular differentiation among Inia geoffrensis and Inia boliviensis (Iniidae, Cetacea) by means of nuclear intron sequences 2008 Ruiz-Garcia, M. Peer-reviewed journal article Species knowledge and understanding
The state of whale watching in Latin America 2008 Hoyt, E. Peer-reviewed journal article Community management
Use of Tucuxi Dolphin Sotalia fluviatilis for Medicinal and Magic/Religious Purposes in North of Brazil 2008 Alves, R.R.N Peer-reviewed journal article Multiple conservation measures
Amazon river dolphin love fetishes: From folklore to molecular forensics 2008 Gravena, W Peer-reviewed journal article Conservation Action Plan
Ecotourism and conservation: Two cases from Brazil and Peru 2008 Stronza, A. Peer-reviewed journal article Community management
Effect of pingers on harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) bycatch in the US Northeast gillnet fishery 2008 Palka D L Peer-reviewed journal article Acoustic deterrents/Pingers
Potential impacts of global climate change on freshwater fisheries. 2007 Ashley D. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
A holistic study on mercury pollution in the Ganga river system at Varanasi, India 2007 Sinha, R.K. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
Status and Conservation of freshwater populations of the Irrawaddy Dolphin Working Paper no. 31 2007 Smith, B.D. Peer-reviewed journal article Conservation Action Plan
First human-caused extinction of a cetacean species? 2007 Turvey, S. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
The freshwater dolphin Inia geoffrensis geoffrensis produces high frequency whistles 2007 May-Collado, L.J. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring
Review of the status and conservation of Irrawaddy dolphin Orcaella brevirostris in the Ayeyarwady river of Myanmar 2007 Smith B. D. Peer-reviewed journal article Conservation Action Plan
Movement patterns and site fidelity of river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the Peruvian Amazon as determined by photo-identification 2007 McGuire, T. L. Peer-reviewed journal article Research and monitoring