Gangetic Dolphin census to be done post-monsoon

The first-ever census of Gangetic Dolphin, who are on the verge of extinction, will be carried out post-monsoon in the states on the main stem of Ganga and its major tributaries, Dolphin experts and ecologists decided on Friday.

Over 40 Ganga Dolphin experts and ecologists attended the two-day workshop organised under the aegis of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in association with WWF-India and discussed the actions to be taken to save Gangetic Dolphin from the verge of extinction.

“They deliberated on key actions needed to implement the Ganga Dolphin Action Plan (GDAP) and have come to conclude that a Ganga Dolphin Census Survey be done annually post-Monsoon and a Ganga Dolphin Census Report be published every year,” a statement by the WWF-India said.

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