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Bolivia enacts law to protect Amazon pink dolphins
BBC:Bolivia’s president has enacted a law aimed at protecting the freshwater pink dolphins that live in the country’s Amazon rivers. The new legislation bans fishing the dolphins and declares the species a national treasure.
The species is threatened by erosion, pollution and logging in the Amazon.
Photo: The pink dolphin, known locally as bufeo, is Bolivia’s only freshwater mammal species. (AP via BBC)

Bolivia enacts law to protect Amazon pink dolphins

BBC:Bolivia’s president has enacted a law aimed at protecting the freshwater pink dolphins that live in the country’s Amazon rivers. The new legislation bans fishing the dolphins and declares the species a national treasure.

The species is threatened by erosion, pollution and logging in the Amazon.

Photo: The pink dolphin, known locally as bufeo, is Bolivia’s only freshwater mammal species. (AP via BBC)