Monday December 12, 2022

Khmer Times

The conservation of the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins of the Mekong is important and requires community participation.

Each new-born dolphin calf is critical to the survival of the species. From the beginning of the year, Cambodia has welcomed six dolphin calves living with other dolphins in their Mekong River sanctuary.

Dolphins in the Mekong are an important symbolic species and a living natural heritage of Cambodia. International and national conservationists are proud of their global presence and believe that their survival contributes to the hope for the survival of other river dolphin species.

“Of all the dolphin deaths, more than 50 percent of dolphin deaths are a matter of regret and concern,” said Eam Sam Onn, director of WWF Mekong Biodiversity Survey and Monitoring.

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