A Baby Dolphin Found Dead in Stung Treng Province

A Mekong River's baby dolphin has been found dead at Anlong Chheuteal in Preah Rumkel commune, Thala Borivath district of Stung Treng pro-vince.

According to the Provincial Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department, the dead baby dolphin was found lately by local people who then reported it to a wildlife conservation organisation, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

This is the first dolphin death officially recorded for 2018 and the 18th for the last four years, wherein nine died in 2015, six in 2016 and two in 2017.

Since 2015, Mekong River's dolphins in the provinces of Kratie and Stung Treng delivered 32 babies, according to WWF's record.

The source added that Cambodia's Mekong River has currently a total of 80 adult dolphins, excluding the newborns.

Mekong's fresh water dolphins contribute essentially to promoting tourism in Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press