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For the first time, countries are committing to collective action to save river dolphins

River dolphins are extraordinary. As apex predators, they are the icons of some of the world’s greatest river systems. But all six remaining species are facing extinction, while a seventh species, the Chinese river dolphin or baiji, was declared extinct in 2007. Since the 1980s, river dolphin populations have plummeted by 73% due to a barrage of threats. The recent deaths of over 150 river dolphins in the Amazon’s drought-ravaged Lake Tefé show that climate change is becoming an increasingly severe threat to their survival. Last year, for the first time, countries are committing to collective action to save river dolphins: the landmark Global Declaration for River Dolphins. This Global Declaration “roadmap” not only created hope for the endangered river dolphins but also for the world’s most important rivers, including the Amazon and Orinoco in South America, which are relied on by indigenous people and local communities in remote areas to the residents of megacities. “Inspiring conservation efforts at local and national levels have yielded some incredible results, but progress is limited and the threats remain vast. This is why the Declaration is vital: we need collective global efforts to ensure the long-term survival of all six river dolphin species,” said Daphne Willems, WWF Lead River Dolphin Rivers initiative. Tap the link to learn more about great WWF´s conservation actions over the past year.


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  • mary Mwihaki

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    This is great action to protect animals we should join hands and help to protect all the animals

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    • Sulle Kadang

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      Saving the dolphine, means saving others waters resources, by preventing water polutions and any IUUF practices

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      • WWF

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        Saving river dolphins requires accelerating efforts to protect and restore their rivers, including some of the greatest and most important rivers on Earth - Amazon, Indus, Ganges, Mekong, Orinoco, Yangtze. The health of these rivers is critical to hundreds of millions of people and extraordinary biodiversity. Protecting and restoring them is also central to climate adaptation since healthy rivers and wetlands can help mitigate the impacts of extreme floods and droughts.

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        • Vermeer Xie

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          @WWF thank you for all the great effort!

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        • Chris Ndungu

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          This move deserve a 👏 for their work, Ensuring the lives of aquatic creatures are not jeopardize, is a commendable progress. The allure of Marine is complete when the beauty of these creatures is seen.

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          • We Don't Have Time

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            • CHRIS NGATIA

              6 w

              The marine life needs protection just as we humans need.. Great move 👍

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                6 w

                Its a great move, they must be protected to avoid going to Extinction

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                • George Kariuki

                  6 w

                  The Declaration serves as a roadmap for coordinated efforts to ensure the long-term survival of these species and the preservation of the ecosystems they inhabit. We must continue to advocate for policies and initiatives that prioritize the protection of biodiversity and the conservation of our planet's precious natural resources.

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                  • winnie nguru

                    6 w

                    Countries coming together to save dolphins? This is beautiful!

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                    • Gorffly mokua

                      6 w

                      This is a great step that demonstrates the growing global awareness & commitment to protecting biodiversity and preserving our planet's natural resources.

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                      • walter lungayi

                        6 w

                        This collective action to save river dolphins marks a significant step forward in global conservation efforts. It demonstrates a growing recognition of the importance of protecting aquatic species and their habitats.

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                        • Kevin

                          6 w

                          These are truly man's best friend at sea and they need to be taken care of to the last one of them

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                          • Jane Wangui

                            6 w

                            This is quite encouraging...we should all join hands and help save all species before they becomes extinct..they are as important as any other organism in the world.

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                            • Boniface Kuria

                              6 w

                              There are only six extant species of river dolphins left in the world today and they are all endangered or critically endangered. This is because pollution, dams, shipping and bycatch have taken their toll on this iconic species. Great that WWF has undertaking to protect them.

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                              • Saustine Lusanzu

                                6 w

                                This is a bold move, acting as one, with one voice and Forces to protect animals. This should be embraced by all means

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                                • Esther Wanjiku

                                  6 w

                                  Nice work saving those beautiful animals They complete the marine world so well

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                                • Joseph Githinji

                                  6 w

                                  This is a great move, that is going to aid in preserving river dolphins and create a better balance to our ecosystem. The endangered species should be secured to protect this beautiful heritage.

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