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Losing dolphins for more hydropower

The construction of the Don Sahong hydropower dam in Laos has affected the habitats of Mekong River dolphins, causing their numbers to dwindle in Stung Treng province. The dwindling numbers are causing a decline in tourists who wish to see them, resulting in loss of ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50682044/losing-dolphins-for-more-hydropower

Lao dam impact on dolphin migration highlighted

Sub-national officials and communities in the province are concerned about the impact of Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower dam on the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin population in the downstream Mekong River. According to Reuters, the dam began operations and connected its power grid to the Kingdom earlier ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681288/lao-dam-impact-on-dolphin-migration-highlighted

Dolphin death rate spikes

Conservationists have expressed alarm over the increase in the mortality rate of Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia’s Mekong River last year, compared to previously. The director of the Fisheries Conservation Department, Ouk Vibol, said on Wednesday: “Though we are happy at the birth of 13 dolphins ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-death-rate-spikes

Kingdom welcomes 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins in 2019

The Kingdom has welcomed 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces so far this year, according to the World Wildlife Fund. WWF yesterday said in a report its research team spotted the latest calf during an expedition to the Kampi dolphin pool ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50669819/kingdom-welcomes-13-newborn-irrawaddy-dolphins-in-2019/

Fishing nets killed rare river dolphin

Kratie’s provincial Department of Tourism on Tuesday said an illegal fishing net caused the death of an endangered Irrawaddy dolphin in the province’s Sambok village. Rangers spotted the 110kg carcass of a female floating in the sea around 2.27m from Anlong Preah Sang. “We all ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-nets-killed-rare-river-dolphin

Kratie celebrates Dolphin Day

The Kratie provincial administration and technical departments, the WorldWide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cambodia and a private company will mark International Freshwater Dolphin Day for three days from Friday to Sunday in Kratie town. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-celebrates-dolphin-day

Men nabbed for dolphin zone fishing

Two men have been placed in pre-trial detention for “fishing using electric shock devices” in a Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin conservation zone in Kratie province. A 104kg, 1.98m male dolphin was found dead in the same preservation area on Sunday after its flipper became entangled ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/men-nabbed-dolphin-zone-fishing

Fifth Irrawaddy dolphin found dead within a year

A Mekong River conservation area head ranger told The Post on Tuesday that a fifth Irrawaddy dolphin has been found dead due to illegal fishing. The adult male, weighing some 104kg and 1.98m long, was discovered floating on its back by river wardens on Sunday ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fifth-irrawaddy-dolphin-found-dead-within-year

Dolphin calf found dead in Stung Treng

With no immediate cause ascertained for the death of an Irrawaddy dolphin calf in the Mekong River in Stung Treng province, conservationists on Sunday requested the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) to investigate further. The dolphin was found floating on the river on Saturday in ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-calf-found-dead-stung-treng

Baby dolphin found in Kratie

The newborn Irrawaddy dolphin which was discovered earlier this week in Kratie province is the first one recorded this year, a World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)-Cambodia report said. According to the report, a group of dolphin-watching tourist-boat operators on Monday spotted a dolphin calf, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/baby-dolphin-found-kratie

Dead Irrawaddy dolphin found on beach

An Irrawaddy dolphin weighing more than 100 kilograms was found dead on Koh Rong Sanloem beach yesterday, with officials blaming plastic bag consumption for its death. Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said on Facebook that the dolphin likely died many days ago and then was ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523122/dead-irrawaddy-dolphin-found-on-beach/

Irrawaddy dolphin found dead

A critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead, floating along a stretch of the Mekong River in Kratie’s Chet Boreid district on Wednesday. The cause of the mammal’s death was determined as bruising to its gills caused by an illegal fishing net. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/irrawaddy-dolphin-found-dead-0

Window closes for deal on mine project in Kratie

A deadline for an earn-in agreement involving Australian-listed Medusa Mining and Sea Resources to explore the Prek Kampi region of Kratie province passed on Thursday with no deal being reached, according to a UK-based news website. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/window-closes-deal-mine-project-kratie

Dam blamed as dolphins vanish

The last remaining Irrawaddy dolphins have stopped coming to a stretch of the Mekong river in Preah Rumkel commune due to the Don Sahong hydropower dam in nearby Laos, locals have warned. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36700/dam-blamed-as-dolphins-vanish/

Mekong dam a threat to rare dolphins - and villagers too

The Don Sahong hydroelectric dam threatens the last 80 Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River – as well as the livelihoods of the people downstream in Cambodia, who depend heavily on the river’s resources. ...

Pratch Rujivanarom
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Mekong-dam-a-threat-to-rare-dolphins--and-villager-30286974.html

Mega dam threatens Mekong dolphins

Only 80 Mekong River dolphins remain. Conservation efforts are underway in Cambodia but these unique animals are facing a new threat from a mega dam in neighboring Lao. ...

DW Team
http://www.dw.com/en/mekong-irrawady-dolphins-global-ideas-biodiversity-cambodia-dam/a-19018078

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