Initiative to reduce the mortality of Ganges dolphin in Brahmaputra River, India

Abdul Wakid

By-catch mortality and poaching are the two major issues responsible for the rapid declining of the endangered Gangetic dolphin in Brahmaputra River. To reduce these threats annual mortality of dolphins through fisheries by-catch and poaching will be estimated, threatened fishing practices will be identified and a management action plan will be developed to reduce the threat. Important dolphin habitats and exact poaching area will be identified and concerned local communities and management authorities will be involved in protecting these habitats for long term conservation of dolphins in Brahmaputra Valley.

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