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.