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Only 85 of These Rare Dolphins Exist—So Why Is Laos Doing Something That Co

Titas Saha

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 .
SOURCE:http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/05/irrawaddy-dolphins-need-your-help?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-03-05&cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-03-05