Last 6 river dolphins in Laos about to go extinct

Six remaining river dolphins in the Mekong River pool at the border between Laos and Cambodia are in constant day-to-day threat of extinction due to gillnet fishing, warns WWF. According to a new WWF report by Gerry Ryan, Technical Advisor with WWF-Cambodia, Last chance for dolphins in Laos, since gillnets have been set by local fisheries, more than 30 dolphins have died in this area since 1991. In the first quarter of this year, WWF once counted even 188 gillnets in this trans-boundary pool. After the presence of about 25…

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