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Cambodia records first rare Mekong river dolphin death in 2023

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) – A rare Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin has been found dead after being entangled in fishermen’s illegal gillnets in northeast Cambodia, the Fisheries Administration said in a statement.

The 2.38-metre-long male dolphin, 160 kilogrammes in weight and aged about 20, was spotted dead on Sunday morning in the Mekong River in the Stung Treng province, said the statement.

More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.