Rare Irrawaddy Dolphins discovered in Bangladesh’s mangrove forests

Rare Irrawaddy Dolphin

Rare Irrawaddy Dolphin

Thousands of rare Irrawaddy dolphins have been found deep in Bangladesh’s mangrove forests, according to a wildlife advocacy group

The find provides hope for the vulnerable species found only in small numbers elsewhere.

But the newly discovered population is already threatened by climate change and fishing nets, the Wildlife Conservation Society said.

Nearly 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins, which are related to orcas or killer whales, were found living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove forest and the adjacent waters of the Bay of Bengal.

Source: Daily Mail (UK).

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