Friday, 18 July 2014

Dams Imperil Pakistan's Endangered River Dolphins

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer | July 16, 2014 02:00pm ET

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. E.T.

The Indus River dolphin's habitat is shrinking because of irrigation dams that divide up the river into sections, new research suggests.

The findings support conservationists' long-held suspicion that dams along the world's major rivers have been catastrophic for the species that live there.

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