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OUR ACTIVITIES TO SAVE THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS

Removing destructive invasive species from the dolphin's habitat

Working with the Department of Fishery to spread awareness about the danger of this species among fish breeders and the general public not to release this species into natural waters. On the ground, we work with local fishermen to remove this species in the Dolphin Protected Area. Captured fishes are grounded into soil upon which trees are planted to alleviate climate change in the middle dry zone of Myanmar.

Hold talks and discussion panels among university and high school students, young adults and next generation of conservation leaders

Enhance awareness among the students about the importance of protecting the Irrawaddy dolphins by way of national conservation policy



Conduct campaigns to educate about plastic pollution and proper disposal after use to reduce river pollution

Working with local NGOs, environmental clubs, and interest groups to raise awareness about the impact of single-use plastic on marine ecosystems



Selling dolphin-branded merchandise to encourage plastic-free eco-friendly lifestyle

All the proceeds will be used to fund our dolphin conservation activities

Promoting Ecotourism in the Dolphin Protected Area to create alternative incomes for local villagers

Inviting celebrities, and influencers to dolphin watching tours to enhance public interest and encourage visits

Working with celebrities Influencers, and key opinion leaders to raise awareness about the plight of the dolphins

Speak out about the recent deaths of the rare dolphins and dissuade electrofishing



Economic relief for Cooperative fishermen and local communities during lock-downs

Help local communities to sell these handcrafted items from recognized 'Cooperative Fishermen' to provide economic relief during Covid-19 imposed ecotourism downturn



'Save Irrawaddy Dolphin Week' nation-wide media campaign

This one-week long nation wide media campaign aims to raise awareness about the plight of the dolphin and to collect signatures for a petition to the State Counsellor of Myanmar

OUR ONGOING DOLPHIN CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES

Economic relief for 'Cooperative Fishermen' and local communities

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the ecotourism sector really hard. The cast-net fishermen who showcased the unique 'Cooperative Fishing' culture with the dolphins have lost their livelihood overnight and the visitor count has not recovered since. To discourage them from converting into illegal electric fishermen, we help them sell these souvenir items online. These dolphin sculptures and replica nets are handcrafted by recognized 'Cooperative Fishermen' and under normal circumstances, sold onsite to tourists. We are collaborating with passionate students from the Youth Charity Organization Myanmar to create a platform and sell them online. The proceeds are used to support the fishing communities and field conservation activities.

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Removing invasive species from the dolphin's habitat

The suckermouth armoured catfish, originally from South America, has invaded the Irrawaddy river since 2000s. Without a natural predator, their number multiplied and have become a dangerous invasive species for in the dolphin's habitat. Not only they cling onto the skin of the dolphins, causing discomfort and stress to the dolphins, they also compete for food with other endemic species that the dolphins rely on for food.

We are now working with the Department of Fishery to spread awareness about the danger of this species among fish breeders and the general public not to release this species into natural waters. On the ground, we are working with DOF, and Grow Back For Posterity to remove this species in the Dolphin Protected Area. Captured fishes are grounded into soil upon which trees are planted to alleviate climate change in the middle dry zone of Myanmar.

Over 20,000 signatures were collected for a petition to the State Counsellor.

A petition from 20,000 Myanmar citizens is submitted to the State Counsellor's Office, the President's Office, and the Parliament to request urgent conservation actions to save Irrawaddy Dolphins.

Plastic-free alternatives as an eco-friendly lifestyle choices

Discarded plastic materials have accumulated in our ocean, thereby polluting our beaches and threatening marine lives.

Choose Irrawaddy Dolphin branded reusable aluminum bottles and cotton tote bags instead of their plastic counterparts to show your friends and colleagues with pride that you have converted to a dolphin protector.

All proceeds will be used to fund our dolphin conservation activities.

To buy the plastic-free products

More information about our fund allocation

Save Irrawaddy Dolphin Week 2020

A week long nation-wide media campaign to raise awareness about saving the critically endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins from the Ayeyarwady River.

There were a lot of activities (see below) that can contribute towards dolphin conservation, all of which can be done from the safety of your home.

Please follow our official campaign facebook page to learn up-to-date info: