Navigation Links
Ganges River Dolphins Continue to Die in India

They are known as sons of the river but the endangered dolphins in the Ganges continue to die of pollution and activities like fishing - with the latest incident reported from Bhagalpur in Bihar.

Official sources in the wildlife department said a dolphin was found dead near a bridge across the Ganges in Bhagalpur, about 200 km from here, last week.

"The dolphin is suspected to have been killed after it got trapped in a fishing net," an official said.

This was the fifth dolphin found dead in Bihar in the last one year, causing concern to conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts. Dolphin experts say the toll is higher but only a few incidents got reported because the carcasses are either buried or thrown into the river.

All the dead dolphins have been found in the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary. The sanctuary is spread over a 50-km area of river Ganges and was set up nearly a decade ago.

Wildlife experts say that most dolphins die after getting entangled in fishing nets. The mammals are also killed for their meat, skin and oil.

Alarmed over the dwindling number of the rare river dolphins in the Ganges, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had announced a move to save the species last year. But things have hardly moved beyond government files.

"Nothing has happened at the ground level to save them," an official admitted on condition of anonymity.

R.K. Sinha, head of the zoology department at Patna University, said: "If we fail to save these mammals, the future generations may see them only in photographs."

He urged a clean up of the Ganges to save the animal. A rapidly shrinking Ganges, which Hindus consider holy, and the river's changing course are the other factors threatening the dolphins, said Sinha, who also heads the central government's dolphin conservation project.

Sunil Choudhary, another wildlife expert, said: "On
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Western Australia Witnesses Rise In Ross River Virus Infection
2. Riverbanks Zoo’s Koala Has Cance
3. River Blindness Incidence Reduced With Effective Treatment
4. Mysterious Illness on Riverboat not Caused by Bacteria
5. Act Now To Cleanse Highly Polluted River Hindon, Says Study
6. Sewage Swamps River in Scotland
7. ISRO Chief Concerned About River Pollution
8. Sewage Flows into Hudson River in a Torrent
9. Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?
10. Australia Battles Oil Slick on Yarra River
11. Sleep Not Critical For Early Brain Development Of Baby Dolphins
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Ganges River Dolphins Continue Die India

(Date:11/23/2014)... (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 iFitDress.com, a well-known ... long black evening gowns . They are now offered ... special offer will last from now to Dec. 15. The ... market. , All the company’s high quality items are ideal ... spending a large sum of money. All its new mint ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... Energy Devices Market 2006 to 2020 - Asia-Pacific” ... and energy devices market segments: minimally invasive body ... resurfacing devices. The analysis includes market size data ... period for the following countries: China, Japan, South ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... November 23, 2014 Pro Ace Care, a ... it will now be providing an 8 year warranty on ... water tank installations went up due to the impending winter ... its customers of the premium service that the company provides. ... year warranty on John Wood and Bradford hot water tanks. ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Close friends have more influence ... does, a new study says. "We,ve known ... an influence on individual alcohol use, but there are ... group and the friend group,s influence on those decisions," ... of Public Health, said in a university news release. ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 2014 Locks-Magnetic.com, a notable magnetic locks ... all the new products are available at low rates ... is proud of the new emergency doors. The emergency ... customers can choose from several colors. All of the ... emergency door release is not as easy as many ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Trendy Long Black Evening Gowns Now Provided By iFitDress.com 2Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 2Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 3Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 4Health News:Pro Ace Care Now Gives 8 Year Guarantee on Selected Vancouver Hot Water Tanks 2Health News:Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking 2
... Against the backdrop of last week,s Congressional hearing into ... at Buffalo,s Laboratory for Forensic Odontology Research in the ... on the controversial topic of bitemark analysis. The Congressional ... of Sciences (NAS) report on the scientific basis of ...
... Sept. 16 Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), ... the country, today announced the immediate availability of RxPertise ... Regimen Review (MRR) software for consultant pharmacists in the ... efficiently manage the utilization, outcomes, and reporting requirements for ...
... abuse among undergrads, study shows , WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16 ... among university students, but an Internet-based intervention may help ... , Researchers analyzed data from a Web-based alcohol-use screening ... aged 17 to 24, in Australia, and found that ...
... The most important voice is YOURS! ... The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) Annual Conference will be held on ... 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. , , ... Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference is the only statewide breast cancer ...
... , , , ... California hospital industry, El Camino Hospital CEO, Ken Graham, will provide insight ... Healthcare CEO Summit on Sept. 17 at 7:15 a.m. at the Rotary ... leadership, Graham has much to contribute to the health care reform debate. ...
... www.intelligenthospitals.com , , WINNIPEG, Sept. 16 ... pharmacy across North America, 77% of those looking to ... Intravenous Automation) - a self-contained unit for filling IV ... - as a vendor under consideration. The survey was ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bitemark evidence and analysis should be approached with caution, according to UB study 2Health News:Bitemark evidence and analysis should be approached with caution, according to UB study 3Health News:MHA Announces Release of RxPertise(TM) 8.0 2Health News:Internet Can Help Curb Drinking Among College Students 2Health News:Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Hosts Annual Conference 2Health News:El Camino Hospital Provides Local Perspective on Health Care Reform and Innovation at Silicon Valley Healthcare CEO Summit 2Health News:IH Systems RIVA Top Pick for Directors of Pharmacy 2
(Date:11/22/2014)... Pharmaceuticals today announced positive preliminary results from a Phase 1 ... to 200 mg at bedtime had no next-day impairment of ... Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of the Sexual Medicine Society ... Miami . The Phase 1 driving study ... the Formal Dispute Resolution that was filed in December 2013. ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Nov. 21, 2014   Long Beach dentist , Dr. ... called the gold standard in tooth replacement because they offer ... long-lasting way to restore and preserve smiles and improve overall ... a missing tooth or as a part of a smile ... and feel of a smile. The loss of ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 21, 2014 Research and Markets  has announced ... Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. ... Chinese recombinant protein drug market has been expanding rapidly ... and the like. During 2005-2013, sales of recombinant protein ... CAGR of 19.1%, and it is projected that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sprout Pharmaceuticals Presents Phase 1 Clinical Trial Data Showing Treatment With Flibanserin Results In No Next-Day Driving Impairment 2Sprout Pharmaceuticals Presents Phase 1 Clinical Trial Data Showing Treatment With Flibanserin Results In No Next-Day Driving Impairment 3Long Beach Dentist, Dr. Rassouli, is Now Offering Dental Implants 2China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017 2China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017 3
... Osseon Therapeutics, Inc., a biomedical device company based ... of allowance for its spinal vertebral compression fracture (VCF) technology. ... patent applications pending in the United States and ... lead inventor for this inaugural patent is Dr. Y. ...
... , July 14 Today In the Face of Pain ® launches ... the rights of people in pain.   , ... In the Face of Pain followers will have access to: , ... Key pain statistics, including information on painful diseases/conditions and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Osseon Receives Patent Allowance for Novel Spinal VCF Treatment Devices 2In the Face of Pain® Launches New Facebook Community for Pain Management Advocates 2
... be taken to anticipate the dangers presented ... or infectious sample material and to counteract ... caused by foreign DNA (e.g. as a ... an integrated filter made of pure hydrophobic ...
RNase-free Tips...
... tip, the Finntip Wide is designed especially ... like genomic DNA. This tip eliminates the ... is excellent for use with extremely viscous ... diameter of the orifice is 1.1 mm ...
... a rack for single- and multichannel ... Racks: Can be steam sterilized at ... with an 8 x 12 row ... specifically designed to ensure proper connection ...
Medicine Products: