Ganges river dolphin

ganges river dolphin Platanista gangetica freshwater dolphin Ganges Brahmaputra India national aquatic animal IUCN endangered species Indian Wildlife Act conservation CITES dolphin sanctuary baiji

ganges river dolphin Platanista gangetica freshwater dolphin Ganges Brahmaputra India national aquatic animal IUCN endangered species Indian Wildlife Act conservation CITES dolphin sanctuary baiji

 

Ganges river dolphin – is one of the sweetwater dolphins native in Asia (Bangladesh, India and Nepal). This species – as all the other freshwater dolphins – has been very adversely affected by human use of the river systems, from entanglement in fishing nets through irrigation and poisoning from industrial and agricultural chemicals to habitat loss and segregation of the populations by the building of dams. It’s listed as endangered since 2004.

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