Indus River Dolphin

The Indus River Dolphin (Platanista minor) is one of the world's rarest mammal and most endangered cetaceans. Only about 1000 of this unique species exist today in the lower reaches of the Indus River in Pakistan.

Numbers have dramatically declined since the construction of the irrigation system in the Indus. Most now remain in a 1200 km stretch of the Indus River.

In addition to efforts to conserve their habitat, including addressing problems such as river pollution, WWF staff have also been involved in rescue mission when individual dolphins found themselves trapped in canals.

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