Only 85 of These Rare Dolphins Exist—So Why Is Laos Doing Something That Co
Mar 6, 2014 — A proposed hydropower dam in the Mekong Delta would spell doom for critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins.
Only around 85 Irrawaddy dolphins, an unusual-looking cetacean with a blunt-shaped head, remain in the Mekong Delta, despite international efforts to save the critically endangered species. Now a plan by government officials in Laos to construct a dam on the river threatens to wipe out these dolphins altogether, conservationists say.
Critically Endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins Now Face More Threats in Laos .