Tag: Indus dolphin

Rescuing an Indus River dolphin (Pakistan)

Photo credit: Muhammad Hafeez-ur-Rehman (Pakistan) Review: Muhammad Hafeez-ur-Rehman and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted photo shows an incidence of rescuing an Indus River dolphin (Platanista gangetica). This species of dolphin is among the world’s most endangered dolphins and has been listed as ‘Endangered’ by the World Conservation Union. It is …

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Indus dolphin in Pakistan (Distribution – adaptation – threats)

Credit: Muhammad Hafeez-ur-Rehman (Pakistan)           Indus river dolphins (Platanista gangetica minor) are one of only four river dolphin species and subspecies in the world that spend all of their lives in freshwater. They are believed to have originated in the ancient Tethys Sea (Pakistan). When the sea dried up approximately 50 …

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