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Ecology and conservation of residential populations of Gangetic dolphin in Brahmaputra River System, India

Abdul Wakid

For the long term conservation of last two residential populations of Gangetic dolphin in Brahmaputra Valley, detailed ecological study will be conducted on the identified dolphin habitats of Kulsi and Subansiri River. To reduce the negative impact of sand mining on the dolphins of Kulsi River, behavioural response of dolphins to sand mining will be observed and, comparative ecological investigations will be conducted in sand mining operated and non-operated sites. An alternative of dolphin oil will be developed to reduce dolphin poaching in Subansiri River. Collaborative dolphin monitoring will be conducted as an attempt to involve local communities on dolphin conservation in these habitats.

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