Irrawaddy Dolphin Case Study

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Tran Ngo
English 11
Miss Leeson
Research Paper
Irrawaddy Dolphin The practice of capturing fish from the aquatic ecosystem has not only brought people delicious, luxurious, and nutrient-rich seafood to their dishes but also great benefits from the sales of fish, lobsters, or crabs. However, these benefits come along with a sacrifice of many unwanted underwater organisms, which are important to the ecosystem but threatened by humans’ dangerous fishing practices—bycatch, explosive fishing, etc. Moreover, many other activities, such as offshore drilling, oil spill, or releasing toxic wastes into rivers and oceans, also adversely affect the health of the natural aquarium, therefore harming many marine species. Typically, one example is the case of the Irrawaddy Dolphin, whose safety is not only shaken by bycatch but also the construction of dam. When hearing about the word “dolphin,” many people will think that they live in the saltwater environment. Nevertheless, this is not the case of this special Irrawaddy Dolphin. In spite of the locations of many populations of this species in coastal areas of South and Southeast Asia, many Irrawaddy Dolphins have been found in freshwater in Myanmar,
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Nevertheless, as Laos itself has not been a very democratic country, the voices of the citizens are not known to be whether powerful or weak. But there are several other ways to get around with this. Private organizations can rally international supports from many countries to stop the plan. Additionally, people can also coerce the Laos government to stop this by using forces such as revolution and military takeover, but this solution is not highly recommended as the consequences are

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