First census of Gangetic Dolphin to be held in Rajasthan

                                      Dolphins in Chambal

Shortage of water may have reached crisis proportions in Rajasthan, but it has not stopped Dolphins from making this desert state their home.

The first ever census of Gangetic dolphin- since it was declared the national aquatic animal of India – is about to start in Rajasthan. As ironic as it seems, this breed of dolphin thrives in desert state, the waters of Chambal providing home to almost one third of the species in country.

The WWF-India will conduct a census from October05-07, 2012 to estimate a “minimum population status” of the dolphins in the stretch of Ganga in Rajasthan, UP and MP. The census will begin at National Gharial Chambal Sanctuary- Dholpur on October05.

The survey could be a different and unique activity for the tourists and visitors to watch in Rajasthan. The beautiful sight of dolphins along with the other species like migratory birds, gharials, turtles and different water bodies would be an altogether interesting experience in Dholpur state of Rajasthan

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