The area is home to the endangered Irrawady River Dolphin, although Medusa Mining CEO Boyd Timler previously said a potential mine would be unlikely to affect the dolphins, which reside in a stretch of the Mekong River about 35 kilometres west of the exploration area.
The Indus River dolphin, known as the second-most endangered freshwater species in the world and listed among the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's threatened species, is struggling for its survival.
The number of the endangered Indus River dolphin, also known as bhulan or the 'blind dolphin', is on the rise a significant positive development despite pollution threat, a study conducted by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Pakistan has revealed.
LAHORE -- WWF-Pakistan on Tuesday unveiled the preliminary results of its Indus River dolphin survey with a report titled "Signs of hope for the endemic and endangered Bhulan" highlighting a significant increase in the population of the species since 2001.
The final hosts of Anisakidae in the Amazon basin are cetaceans widely distributed in the fluvial waters of the region, particularly the tucuxi dolphin (Sotalia fluviatilis) and the pink river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis).