You Can Soon Go On A Dolphin Safari In Jharkhand In River Ganges

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by Sanmita A
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Grab this chance to get close to dolphins as Jharkhand Tourism aims to introduce dolphin safari in the state. Two new eco-tourism sites will be introduced in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj and Rajmahal. The two sites will be Jharkhand’s Dolphin Tourism sites. The move will not only boost tourism and also save the slowly vanishing river dolphins from the Ganges.

Dolphin Safari To Save Wildlife in Jharkhand

One of the crucial reasons for introducing the Dolphin Safari projects is to save the river dolphins that are slowly disappearing from the rivers. Reports suggest poaching and unscientific fishing are a reason behind the continuous decline in numbers. However, the government hopes that the condition will improve once the sites are declared protected.

How Dolphine Safari Will Boost Ecotourism

Wildlife Institute of India says that the Ganges stretch in Jharkhand has 81 dolphins. But experts believe that there are possibly 130 – 135 rives dolphins in the area, considering the size of the river. Therefore, if Dolphin Safaris are executed, the state will see significant growth in terms of tourism.

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First Dolphin Sanctuary In India

Not first, but Jharkhand will be the second dolphin site, with Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary in Bihar being the 1st and single dolphin sanctuary in India.

About River Dolphins Of India

Did you know that the river dolphins of Ganges are the recognised as India’s National Aquatic animal? Also, these river dolphins are termed the official animal of Assam. These dolphins are found in rare areas, and their population is rapidly declining due to rive pollution. The two subspecies of river dolphins found in India are under severe threat. Therefore, this move by the Jharkhand Government will protect these almost endangered animals.

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