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Hamera Aisha and Gill Braulik | Indus River Dolphin

May 17, 2018

10:00 am to 10:45 am EST

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05/17/2018 10:00 am 05/17/2018 10:45 am Europe/London Hamera Aisha and Gill Braulik | Indus River Dolphin -

Hamera Aisha and Gill Braulik | Indus River Dolphin

The Indus dolphin, locally known as the Bhulan (pronounced bhull-an), is an endangered freshwater dolphin found only in the Indus River in Pakistan. These dolphins are very different to their marine cousins, as they are brown and blind and have a very long rostrum, or beak. Their poor vision has evolved as a natural outcome to living in murky water.
Estimating the size of the remaining population of the Indus River dolphin is of great importance to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation and management initiatives. WWF-Pakistan conducts huge survey expeditions every five years to monitor the dolphin population. These surveys are one of the major happenings in Pakistan’s wildlife conservation community due to the scale of the expeditions, the logistical and security challenges, and the high importance of estimating the dolphin numbers. Every survey also brings a great opportunity for training of both the provincial wildlife departments and university students.
Gill has been involved in research and conservation of whales and dolphins for the last twenty years, primarily in the Indian Ocean, including in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East and East Africa. Her main work interest is conservation of endangered marine mammal mammals in lesser known parts of the world. Currently Gill teaches and advises on South Asian river dolphin projects and was awarded a Pew Fellowship in marine conservation in 2013 and the J. Stephen Leatherwood Memorial Award for conservation of marine mammals in South and Southeast Asia in 2012.

May 17, 2018

10:00 am to 10:45 am EST

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05/17/2018 10:00 am 05/17/2018 10:45 am Europe/London Hamera Aisha and Gill Braulik | Indus River Dolphin -

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