Irrawaddy Dolphin
Image credit: Gerry Ryan
Project

Assessing Human Impacts on Protected Areas

Duration
2012 - 2011
Location
Bangladesh
Species protected
Ganges river dolphin Platanista gangetica
Irrawaddy dolphin Orcaella brevirostris

Project objectives

The main objectives of this project are to estimate the contribution of fisheries to the local economy, understand the management structure of governing the aquatic resources, assess the catch-per-unit effort of the entangling gear and identify less destructive ways of collecting shrimp larvae in the area.

This project is implemented by Conservation Leadership Programme.

Threaths

Over-exploitation of natural resources & prey depletion