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Ganges River Dolphins (GRDs)

  Nov 13, 2021

Ganges River Dolphins (GRDs)

Q Why is it in News ?

A The Jal Shakti Ministry has released a guide for the safe rescue and release of stranded Ganges River Dolphins.

Q What are some details about Gangetic Dolphin ?

Q What are their Conservation status ?

  1. The GRDs have been designated the National Aquatic Animal of India since 2010.
  1. Endangered under IUCN Red List
  2. Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act (1972)
  3. Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Q What are the guidelines ?

Q What are various threats to Gangetic Dolphins ?