December, 19th 2014
The Dolphin Conservation Centre was featured in National News for their UNDP supported engagement with the local communities of Kailali, Nepal.
December, 6th 2014
Dolphin Conservation Centre's Founder Mr. Bhoj Raj Shrestha (aka Slingshot Grandpa) received a national award from Prime Minister Koirala on behalf of NAST ( Nepal Academy of Science and Technology) for his lifelong commitment to Gangetic River Dolphin Conservation in Nepal. Congratulations Guleili Baje (Slingshot Grandpa)!!
October, 17th 2014
Amidst dwindling population of Gangetic river dolphins as only 2,000 are left in the country, the state government is gearing up to undertake Dolphin census in major rivers next month. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is likely to flag off the campaign.
September, 14th 2014
Prawesh Poudel’s population survey in the Karnali contributed to numerical data that lead Professor Shambhu Paudel to the following conclusions based on Smith’s survey completed in 1993.
September, 10th 2014
While the rivers sustain us and the flora and fauna around , we respect its mighty waters and mourn the hundreds of lives lost during the flooding and landslides that have plagued our region.
image: Dhungana Tole, Kailali- Summer 2014. photo cred: Bhoj Raj Dhungana
August, 10th 2014
Researcher Prawesh Poudel (3rd from right) performed a boat based population survey in the Geruwa and Mohana rivers noting a minimal abundance of approximately 12 individuals.
image: Poudel at the end of his Abundance Survey with community members of Dhungana Tole and visiting journalists, capturing the impacts of climate change on the locals and River Dolphin habitat.
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August, 10th 2014
Nepal's Rani Jamarya Kulariya Project is finalising their canal construction with consideration for GRD hotspots. They are working closely with DCC to consider the IUCN 'Red Listed' endangered species.
(image: Confluence of Patriya and Mohana Rivers. -A Major GRD hotspot.)
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