BLIND Indus dolphin, also known as the Indus River dolphin or Bhulan, is a unique freshwater dolphin that inhabits the Indus River system. This species is classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with an estimated population of only 1,500.
The primary threats to their survival are habitat loss, overfishing and pollution. Dams, barrages, and irrigation canals have fragmented their habitat and restricted their movement. It is essential to raise awareness on the matter and encourage people to take action to protect the disappearing dolphins. This can be done through mass media.
Abdul Rehman Lashari
Published in Dawn, May 21st, 2023