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Fishermen to turn dolphin saviours in Bangladesh

(June 01, 2016) Akkas Ali is a fisherman from Kachua, Vasha Bazar in the Bagerhat district of Bangladesh. He has been fishing in the Bay of Bengal for almost 20 years and has been a witness to the slaughter of dolphins. Most of these deaths were accidental – the dolphins became entangled in the nets of fishermen, and died. In the last two years three dolphins were killed after being trapped in Akkas Ali’s own fishing nets. At least five species of dolphins, one species of porpoise and two speci...

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Bangladesh Creates New Marine Protected Area For Dolphins, Whales, Sharks, and Sea Turtles

(November 04, 2014) “Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area” is Bangladesh’s first MPA New marine protected area announced as run-up to World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia (Nov. 12-19) New York (November 3, 2014)—The Government of Bangladesh has created the country’s first marine protected area that will now safeguard whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and other oceanic species, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. The creation of the “Swatch of No Ground...

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WCS Promotes Dolphin Awareness In Bangladesh’s Sundarbans Mangroves

(January 14, 2011)


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