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Watching dolphins at Kratie

Phina So
July13/ 2015
© WWF-Cambodia / Gerry Ryan
© WWF-Cambodia / Gerry Ryan

What’s a peaceful moment to sit down at the river bank under a tree watching the Irrawadi dolphins at Kampi, Kratie province. It was my first time and I took it emotionally.

I was almost up from my seat every time dolphins emerged from the river. In about every 5 minutes, they swam up to the surface making people who were expecting them felt relieved with joy. According to the WWF Cambodia, the dolphins are very important yet are endangered species. Their population has dramatically reduced due to modern fishing methods. Up to day, the government and development partners has joint hands to protect the dolphins. The next generation are well deserved to see this gentle and peaceful Mekong dolphins.

Thanks for being there, dolphins!. Thanks for all the effort put to preserve this rare species. They are really an invaluable treasure for Kratie and Cambodia as a whole.

© WWF-Cambodia / Gerry Ryan
© WWF-Cambodia / Gerry Ryan