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Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Freshwater Dolphins get new protections in Asia

RELATED ARTICLES In the News: New sanctuaries to help threatened dolphins February 22, 2012 09:49 AM 6,000 Rare Dolphins Found in South Asia April 1, 2009 11:18 AM In the News: Mekong dolphins on brink of extinction August 18, 2011 09:42 AM Wildlife Conservation Team Begins Survey of Irrawaddy Dolphins in Myanmar, Report Says December 13, 2004 12:00 AM /wildlife/article/44080 The Government of Bangladesh recently declared three new wildlife sanctuaries for endangered freshwater dolphins in the world's largest mangrove ecosystem — the Sundarbans, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) whose conservation work helped pinpoint the locations of the protected areas. ADVERTISEMENT The sanctuaries, which were officially declared on January 29, will protect the last two remaining species of freshwater dolphins in Asia: the Ganges River dolphin and the Irrawaddy dolphi...

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