w w w . i n d i a w i l d s . c o m
home
about Sabyasachi Patra
diary
forums
image gallery
contact IndiaWilds
Home
About
Diary
Forums
Gallery
ContactUs

User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: First dolphin community reserve to come up in Bengal

  1. #1
    Join Date
    24-11-08
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    15,261
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default First dolphin community reserve to come up in Bengal

    First dolphin community reserve to come up in Bengal
    Kolkata, 9 Oct 2015

    The State Wildlife Board has decided to have the country's first community reserve for the Dolphins to protect the endangered Gangetic river dolphins.

    The number of dolphin is estimated to be less than 2,000 in the country.

    State Chief Wildlife Warden Azam Zaidi told "A committee is being formed to examine in what way the community reserve would be set up in the Hooghly river between Malda and Sundarbans. We'll take all stakeholders together in this initiative. It is expected that it would be ready within a year's time.

    The stretch of the river is not within a forest or a sanctuary so it is very important to involve all stakeholders for protecting dolphins. We want to spread awareness, control noise pollution and have cleaner water for conserving dolphins,".

    The stretch of Hooghly in West Bengal, is roughly 500 km long and it passes through Kolkata before merging with the Bay of Bengal in the Sundarbans.

    A census would also be conducted to estimate the population of dolphins by the Forest Department.

    This is a positive step towards conservation of this National aquatic animal of India.
    Regards,
    Mrudul Godbole

  2. #2
    Join Date
    18-09-09
    Posts
    3,609
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Great to know this. Anything which we can do to protect and conserve our marine, freshwater and other aquatic habitats is great. these habitats are perhaps the most neglected and also the most abused by anthropogenic activities.
    TFS
    Roopak

  3. #3
    Join Date
    24-11-08
    Location
    New Delhi
    Posts
    15,611
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Yesterday I was having a lunch in a public place and it was disconcerting to make yourself heard above the din. I can imagine how terrible it is to be a dolphin as the constant humming of motor boats in the water, pumpsets and other anthropophony keeps on increasing with each passing day. The dolphins use ecolocation ie sounds to navigate. So it is like we humans trying to find our path when bright light is constantly flashed on our eyes on a dark night.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    15-04-09
    Location
    Goa/Mumbai
    Posts
    3,117
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    This is a great move. Hope it sees success and is followed by more conservation measures. Agree with Sabyasachi about the noise... When one is SCUBA diving, the noise from even a single motor boat can be unbearable. For marine mammals with their sensitive hearing, it can only be much worse.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •