One of world's rarest dolphins rebounding in Pakistan

Rescue efforts have boosted the Indus dolphin’s numbers, but dams on the Indus River continue to disrupt the marine mammal’s movements.

People rescue two Indus river dolphins in the Kirthar Canal, near Sukkur. Many of the animals get stuck in pools or canals due to widespread diversion dams called barrages.
Photograph courtesy of François Xavier Pelletier, WWF

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