The World Wildlife Fund had asked for support in their fight against dam in Laos that would lead to the certain extinction of this docile species. Here is a recent update:
“We asked you to join us in saving the last Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins living in the wild and thankfully you did!
In fact, more than 200,000 supporters like you responded to our call to stop the Don Sahong dam. Thank you!
We’re seeing results quicker than we ever imagined: Two weeks ago, the Laos government told dam developers they would have to go through a formal consultation process. This consultation is likely to delay construction and requires Laos to conduct further studies on the project’s environmental and social impacts and share them with key groups.
Despite Laos’ decision, we cannot call it a victory. The fight is not over yet.
Please share the petition with others and ask them to help protect the last 85 Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River. We’ve created special e-cards for you to send and help spread the word. We also made Irrawaddy dolphin wallpaper just for you.”
You can sign the petition here
You can learn more about the Irrawaddy dolphins here