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April 01, 2009

Irrawaddy Dolphins

Good news from Bangladesh: the Irrawaddy Dolphin isn't as endangered as we thought.

Thousands of Irrawaddy dolphins, one of the world’s rarest species of freshwater dolphins, have been found on the Bangladesh coast, conservationists said Wednesday.

Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said they have found almost 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins in the country’s Sundarbans mangrove forests and nearby waters of the Bay of Bengal.

It's another example of the fact that we really don't know as much about the natural world as we think we do. Irrawaddy Dolphins were thought to be nearly extinct

But in the great weaving of  mangrove-fringed islets and channels that make up the sprawling coast of Bangladesh, biologists have found a thriving population of another species that marine mammal experts had also thought depleted — the  Irrawaddy dolphin. After methodical surveys, biologists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Chittagong University in Bangladesh estimate that the region is home to 6,000 of the dolphins, by far the largest known population.

There are, of course, more stories about the Irrawaddy dolphins:

WCS Discovers More Irrawaddy Dolphins
By admin_huliq
WCS researchers have discovered a stronghold for one of the world’s rarest freshwater dolphins, the Irrawaddy, deep in the waterlogged jungles of Bangladesh. The scientists counted nearly 6000 of the dolphins in the South Asian ...

Thousands of Rare Irrawaddy Dolphins Discovered in Bangladesh ...
By Andy
Their numbers globally were thought to be in the low hundreds, but yesterday at a conference in Maui conservationists announced they've found thousands of Irrawaddy dolphins living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh's Sundarbans ...

Irrawaddy Dolphins Found Along Bangladesh Coast | Winwab
By admin
A recent observation by US conservationists shows that around 6000 population of endangered dolphins under threat from climate change and fishing. See more.

Rare Irrawaddy dolphins found in Bangladeshi waters | itschaitime.com
By Administrator
Thousands of rare Irrawaddy dolphins have been found in Bangladeshi waters, a wildlife advocacy group said Wednesday, a hopeful sign for a vulnerable species.

Thousands of rare Irrawaddy dolphins found along Bangladesh coast ...
Population of 6000 endangered dolphins under threat from climate change and fishing, US conservationists warnConservationists claim to have foundthousands of rare Irrawaddy dolphins on Bangladesh coast, but warn that the newly ...

Just Now: Save the Irrawaddy Dolphins. Photos of irrawaddy dolphin
By admin
4 Irrawaddy dolphins were captured in Burma for shows right out of the wild! These animals were not in need of help or sick like many in other places these were perfectly normal dolphins snatched from their homes and taken to perform in ...

Irrawaddy Dolphins Not Extinct (Yet): ITOTD | TakePart Social ...
By Danny Jensen
Irrawaddy dolphins, once thought to be one of the many marine mammals nearing extinction, are now reported to be thriving among the islets and channels along.

irrawaddy dolphins | TrendyTwits
By admin
megasun says:About Irrawaddy Dolphins: Population of 6000 endangered dolphins under threat from climate change and fishing, ..

Irrawaddy Dolphins Discovered in Bangladesh | binggobinggo.com
By Mr. Binggo
A previously unknown population of Irrawaddy dolphins discovered in Bangladesh has given scientists great hope for the survival of the rare species.

Wild, Wacky and Wonderful: Irrawaddy Dolphins
By TreeHuggaz
“This discovery gives us great hope that there is a future for Irrawaddy dolphins,” Brian D. Smith of the conservation society, the study’s lead author, said in a statement. “Bangladesh clearly serves as an important sanctuary for ...


CAROLINA NATURALLY: Irrawaddy dolphins found in waters of South Asia
By nacktman
Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society estimate that nearly 6000 Irrawaddy dolphins, marine mammals that are related to orcas or killer whales, were found living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh's Sundarbans mangrove ...

Thousands of rare Irrawaddy dolphins found along Bangladesh ...
By Emil Oniga
Conservationists claim to have found thousands of rare Irrawaddy dolphins on Bangladesh coast, but warn that the newly discovered population is under threat from climate change and fishing.


Irrawaddy Dolphins Bangladesh Sightings Videos & Pictures
By poshy
If you know much about dolphins, you would definitely agree that the Irrawaddy Dolphins are one of the rarest. This morning, there was a news and some internet buzz regarding the sightings of the Irrawaddy Dolphins! ...

A Green Zone » Good News! Irrawaddy Dolphins Less Rare Than ...
dire—the baiji in the Yangtze River has been pushed to extinction by expanding human populations; the vaquita in the Gulf of California is critically endangered—the Irrawaddy dolphin in Bangladesh is doing much… Original post: ...

By admin
Good News! Irrawaddy Dolphins Less Rare Than Thought in Bangladesh. irrawaddy dolphin photo photo: Wildlife Conservation Society. Every once in a while there’s a bright light in the world of endangered species and animal conservation ...

Featured Article - Huge Population of Rare Dolphins Discovered
Each discovery of Irrawaddy dolphins is important because scientists do not know how many remain on the planet. In 2008, they were listed as vulnerable in the IUCN Red List based on population declines in known populations. ...

Environment » Blog Archive » Good news on the dolphin front | Blogs |
By Ed Stoddard
I had the great privilege of observing some wild Irrawaddy dolphins in Thailand in 2004 when I was covering a conservation conference and the scientists I was with at the time told me I was unbelievably lucky. ...

Study finds 6000 rare Irrawaddy dolphins off Bangladesh ...
By dan
Thousands of rare Irrawaddy dolphins have been found in Bangladeshi waters, a wildlife advocacy group said today, a hopeful sign for a vulnerable species found only in small numbers elsewhere.

Puzzle Inspiration Blog: Study finds 6000 rare dolphins off Bangladesh
By Kenneth Todd
Study finds 6000 rare dolphins off Bangladesh By FARID HOSSAIN – 57 minutes ago DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of rare Irrawaddy dolphins have been found in Bangladeshi waters, a wildlife advocacy group said Wednesday, ...

Huge population of rare dolphins found - Odd News | newslite.tv
By newslite
Conservationists have discovered a huge population of previously rare dolphins in South Asia. Nearly 6000 Irrawaddy dolphins - which are related to orcas - were found living in freshwater regions of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove ...


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