Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

Gangetic dolphins


Project Dolphin: Why is it important to save a declining river species?

September 06, 2020 10:13 am

Aquatic life is an indicator of the health of river ecosystems. As the Gangetic dolphin is at the top of the food chain, protecting the species and its habitat will ensure conservation of aquatic lives of the river.

Project Dolphin announced by PM Modi to be launched in 15 days: Javadekar

August 17, 2020 3:14 pm

The prime minister had on the 74th Independence Day announced 'Project Dolphin', saying it will give a boost to biodiversity and create employment opportunities.

Centre to launch Project Lion, Dolphin

August 16, 2020 2:00 am

A report released by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change earlier this year had flagged an increase in the number of Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir forest from 523 in 2015 to to 674 in 2020.

Ganga Council meet today, River Cities, dolphins on the agenda

December 14, 2019 9:07 am

At the meet, a special programme called ‘Project Dolphin’, along the lines of Project Tiger, may be cleared to enhance the population of dolphins, a source said.

Telling Numbers: 1,275 Gangetic dolphins in UP, another 962 in Assam rivers

December 02, 2019 8:52 am

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed the Gangetic dolphin as an endangered species in India. According to the WWF, the main threat to the Gangetic dolphin is the creation of dams and irrigation projects.