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| Last Updated:: 21/02/2022

Mahananda river survey records 190 dolphins, warns of fishing threats to Res List species




by Seema Sharma



  • A November 2021 survey of the Ganges river dolphin in the Mahananda river may help close the existing information gap in the IUCN Red List Assessment for the dolphin species.



  • Dolphin mortality due to entanglement in nets and oil-baited hook lines continues to remain a challenge in the river.



  • Unregulated sand mining, pollution, solid waste dumping and construction of embankments for flood control have negatively impacted Mahananda ecology and the survival of dolphins and other riverine species.