Population of critically endangered river dolphins in Cambodia stable in last 4 years: new census

The population of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River in Cambodia has been stable in the last four years, according to a new census report released on Thursday.

The census was conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Fisheries Administration of Cambodia.

The species’ population was estimated at 89 individuals in 2020, with a 95 percent confidence interval of 78-102, the report said, noting that in the 2017 census, the population was estimated at 92 individuals, with a 95 percent confidence interval of 80-106.

In full: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-10/22/c_139459806.htm

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