Irrawaddy dolphin numbers rise

Khmer Times –

“The major threat to the Mekong Irrawaddy Dolphin is illegal fishing,” WWF said. “New proposed hydropower dams on the Mekong mainstream are also a concern to the future survival of the species.”

WWF-Cambodia director Seng Teak said that the dolphin is a national treasure and a tourist attraction that must be protected.

“WWF-Cambodia is collaborating with the Fisheries Administration and local authorities to continue conservation efforts,” he said.

Eng Cheasan, director-general of the Fisheries Administration, said the government is committed to protecting the dolphin.

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