So far, the National Clean Ganga Mission (NMCG), which implements the government's flagship scheme Namami Gangji, has taken several initiatives to save dolphins. Currently, the project dolphin will be implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. 6 Santo. 2020г.
What is being done to protect the dolphins on the Ganges?
WWF works to reduce habitat degradation caused by dams, irrigation canals, and water intake. We are also working on the pollution of freshwater ecosystems, the death of dolphins due to bycatch, and the deliberate removal of species.
Why are Ganges dolphins endangered?
The Ganges dolphins live in one of the most densely populated areas of the world. It is threatened primarily by river dams for irrigation and power generation, which degrades habitat and isolates the population. Prevents seasonal movement.
How many dolphins on the Ganges River remain in the world in 2020?
Currently, about 2000 individuals remain, and it is estimated that only about 20 remain in some subpopulations (Braulik 2015a).
How many dolphins are left on the Ganges?
Approximately 2,500 to 3,000 dolphins from the Ganges live in the wild. This means that the species is vulnerable and is classified as an endangered species. More about them: Ganges dolphins inhabit the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna and Sang-Karnaphuli river systems in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.