School Children is Saving Dolphin Life
Environmental Education Center (EEC) has proposed to help the conservation of river dolphins with students is a fundamental part of the team. The goal is to reach almost 120-125 State schools, which is divided into five groups, as is the Subansiri Biswanath Ghat, Guwahati and North Guwahati, Kukurmara, Goalpara and Dibru River near Tinsukia.
Similarly, the conservation hoolock Gibbons, who is also the EEC initiative, this project supports the Union Environment and Forests. Programme Coordinator, CEE, SimAnt Kalita said: “Although the project began operations in July 2010, has not yet been officially launched” Three decades ago, the dolphins of the Ganges was one of the most commonly seen in aquatic mammals Brahmaputra waters. Today, however, the situation is not the same, deteriorated in several notches.
As the draft Gibbon, there also will based education, “says Kalita. But the students are related to the project freshwater dolphins will not be taken for field observation. The manuals will be announced that students will refer to for guidance. In addition, grants will be given by the Ministry of Environment for teachers to organize seminars to disseminate knowledge.
Gangetic dolphins (Platanista gangetica gangetica) are one of four species of dolphins Compulsory River in the world and find themselves in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river systems and Karnaphuli in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Previously, the dolphins found in abundance. However, the population of this species in steep decline in recent years. Therefore recognized the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has as an endangered species in 1996.
Because of its rapid decline, the species was classified as a kind of level I in India under the Act on the Protection of Wildlife, 1972. The Centre stated that the aquatic animals in 2009 and the national government of Assam has declared that the state aquatic animal in 2008. Fishing has been identified as one of the greatest threats to the dolphins in the Ganges Brahmaputra. On the basis of high prevalence, the protection potential and opportunities for eco-tourism dolphin, river sections, eight were identified as protected areas and community-based protected areas.
A massive dolphin survey in 2005 confirmed the existence of dolphins of the Ganges in three rivers of Assam – Brahmaputra-Mainstr ASM KULS and Subansiri. Under Kalita, identifying hot spots dolphin already been done. The idea is to preserve these pockets and increase the inhabitants.
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