The survey was started on march 21 from chashma barrage and concluded at sukkur barrage, covering the entire indus river dolphin. The decline and near extinction of several species of river dolphins is a reflection of the deterioration of water quality and quantity around the. There are only five to 11 of indus river dolphins left in india these were spotted by the wwf india team on the first ever survey to be conducted.
A survey was conducted in march and april 2001, to assess the status of the indus river dolphin, platanista gangetica minor, throughout its present range. Three whale species--fin, sperm, and sei--also made it into appendix i, along with the nearly extinct ganges and indus river dolphins (platanista gangetica. Working together to save the dolphins 26 stakeholder solutions 28 part 2: dolphin profiles ganges river dolphin 32 indus river dolphin 34 irrawaddy.
The otherworldly indus river dolphin is one of only four species of river dolphins left in the world, and its numbers are falling fast in the pakistani. Indus river dolphins (platanista gangetica minor) inhabit the indus river system of pakistan and india over the last 150 years, numerous. In this project we are going to involve local community in direct conversation of indus river dolphin we will select some young,educated and motivated people . The indus riverdolphin (platanista minor)is one of the worlds rarest mammals and the second mostendangered freshwater river dolphin. Indus river dolphins, platanista minor, are found only in the indus river in pakistan platanista minor used to range throughout the river system, but the dolphins.
The mighty river indus is among the world's most biodiverse freshwater ecosystems but over the years, several dams have been constructed,. About indus river dolphin this fresh water dolphin is one of the only dolphins that live in fresh water they have very slender jaws with needle-sharp teeth. The indus river dolphin (platanista minor) is one of the world's rarest mammals and the second most endangered freshwater river dolphin approximately 1,100 .
Indus river dolphin common name indus river dolphin, bhulan, blind river dolphin, indus dolphin, side swimming dolphin plataniste de. Abstract: present review paper highlighted the current status of endangered indus river dolphin specie in pakistan different addressed and non-addressed . Indus river dolphin from wiktionary jump to navigation jump to search wikipedia logo the simple english wikipedia has an article on: indus river dolphin. Genus, platanista wagler, 1830 – ganges dolphins, indus dolphins, susu species, platanista minor owen, 1853 – indus susu, indus river dolphin. Indus river dolphin (platanista gangetica minor) are a subspecies of river dolphins it is only found in the indus river in pakistan they are very similar to the.
Last month five indus river dolphins (platanista gangetica minor) were found dead in pakistan with three females and a male found at the. The indus river dolphin (platanista gangetica minor) is one of the world's most threatened cetaceans it is endemic to the indus river system in. Wwf-india, in partnership with the department of forests and wildlife preservation, punjab conducted the first ever organised indus river. The south asian river dolphin (platanista gangetica) is an endangered freshwater or river dolphin found in the region of south asia which is split into two subspecies, the ganges river dolphin (p g gangetica)(~3,500 individuals) and the indus river dolphin.
The indus river dolphin, locally known as bhulan is an obligate freshwater cetacean species found in the indus river, pakistan a flagship species, this dolphin. Reduced river flows below irrigation dams decimate freshwater dolphins rare photo showing two indus river dolphins in the wild. In 2008, upstream from the harike barrage, scientists discovered a small population of the endangered indus river dolphin science writer aathiraperinchery. Removal of river water for irrigation and habitat fragmentation by irrigation dams were shown to be the principal factors contributing to the.