DPG is a comprehensive underwater photography website and community for underwater photographers. Learn underwater photography techniques for popular digital cameras and specialized professional underwater equipment (wide angle, macro, super macro, lighting and work flow). Read latest news, explore travel destinations for underwater photography. Galleries of professional and amateur underwater photography including wrecks, coral reefs, undersea creatures, fashion and surfing photography.
Dive Photo Guide

News

Legal Protection For Ganges River Dolphin
By Matt J. Weiss, February 4, 2008 @ 02:00 AM (EST)
Source: Associatedcontent.com
After some fisherman beat a Ganges River Dolphin, they tried to sell this rare animal but were unsuccessful in their attempt. Due to nobody purchasing the remains of the Ganges River Dolphin, the fisherman decided to lay it in front of a museum. The rare animal will be in display at the museum for all to see.

The fisherman reportedly killed the dolphin because they said that they had never seen this kind of animal before. The killing of the Ganges River Dolphin has left many wondering why this animal is so rare and what they can do to protect them.

Over the course of time, there have been many dolphins that have been on the verge of becoming extinct. There are legal protections against killing dolphins and the Ganges River Dolphin is no exception.

The International Dolphin Conservation Act was set up to help protect the dolphins against anyone country who have purse-seines set on schools of dolphins. The Act works by providing each country that does not follow this law will have a trade embargoed placed on them by the United States. This Act also established the United States as a dolphin-safe zone which made it illegal for anyone to sell, purchase, offer for sale, transport, or ship tuna or tuna products that are not considered to be dolphin-safe...

RELATED ARTICLES

LATEST EQUIPMENT

AOI UH-GPx
Isotta Housing for OM System OM-1 I & II
SeaLife SportDiver Smartphone Housing
Nauticam Fisheye Conversion Port (FCP)
Ikelite RC1 TTL Receiver for AOI and Backscatter Octo Housings
Be the first to add a comment to this article.
You must be logged in to comment.
Support Our Sponsors
Newsletter
Travel with us

Featured Photographer



Follow Us

Sponsors