Just as a tiger is considered an indicator of a good forest, river dolphins are indicator of a healthy river and act as an umbrella species of the river ecosystem. There are currently two species of the river dolphins inhabiting India, Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) and the Indus River Dolphin (Platanista minor).
Bhubaneswar: The annual headcount exercise of dolphins inhabiting along brackish water bodies of the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and Chilika lake began on Sunday. Official sources said, 18 teams comprising 133 officials have been engaged for the enumeration of Irrawaddy dolphins at Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon. The teams began the annual census at 6 […]
Kendrapara: After a five-year break, annual headcount exercise of dolphins inhabiting along brackish water bodies of the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Odisha will be held on January 19, a forest official said on Tuesday. A survey of these animals is vital for the study of the growth pattern of the aquatic […]
Khurda: The officials of Chilika Development Authority (CDA) and Forest department began the annual enumeration of dolphins in Chilika lake today. Besides forest officials, students of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), personnel of WWF, experts, and wildlife activists have participated in the enumeration that kicked off at 7 am today. As many as […]