Dolphins in India are heading towards extinction
India’s only sanctuary for national aquatic animal in Bihar...
...found that Dolphins have decline to 154 in 2017 from 207 in 2015
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary (VGDS) had been warned...
...of the declining dolphin trend since the last two years
But nothing was being done to make the situation better according to a report by Asian Age on October 16, 2017
Noise pollution created by big ships & increase in dredging is seen as the reason for the downfall
Dredging has increased because the Indian Government...`
...wants to build ships in Bihar for better sea trade with Nepal
Decrease in water level & minimal flow of Ganga also isn’t seen as an ideal ecosystem for dolphins
Fishing in the area has also reduced the availability of food for dolphins
Will dolphins survive India’s trade ambitions?