With the aim of reducing human-caused Irrawaddy dolphin deaths and ensuring the sustainability, Natural Green Environmental Group and the dolphin lovers group conducted a public campaign for dolphin conservation in the dolphin conservation areas in Mandalay on June 13.
They distributed pamphlets and T-shirt and gave educative talks in Singyun, Indaung and Myayson villages along Irrawaddy River from Mandalay-Mingyun to Kyaukmyaung area.
Maung Maung Oo from the Natural Green Environmental Group said: “This is the third campaign. Our group has launched this campaign recent years. We do the conservation of Irrawaddy dolphin as much as we can and welcome any form of dolphin conservation.”
Environmental conservation teams, students from Mandalay University and Yadanarbone University, tour guides, staff from Amarapura Urban Development Project and dolphin lovers participated in the awareness campaign.
Zaw Ye Win, information officer of Amarapura Urban Development Project said: “We participated in the dolphin conservation tour as companies and entrepreneurs have a profit-oriented view only. We have come to know the facts about Irrawaddy River and its treasures when we conduct phase-by-phase surveys on Irrawaddy River for the project. We believe we should participate in the campaign as cooperation is needed for sustainable development of natural resources.”