Translocation of trapped Bolivian river dolphins (Inia boliviensis)

Enzo Aliaga-Rossel, Mariana Escobar-Ww

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The Bolivian river dolphin, locally known as the bufeo, is the only cetacean in land-locked Bolivia. Knowledge about its conservation status and vulnerability to anthropogenic actions is extremely deficient. We report on the rescue and translocation of 26 Bolivian river dolphins trapped in a shrinking segment of the Pailas River, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Several institutions, authorities and volunteers collaborated to translocate the dolphins, which included calves, juveniles, and pregnant females. The dolphins were successfully released into the Río Grande. Each dolphin was accompanied by biologists who assured their welfare. No detectable injuries occurred and none of the dolphins died during this process. If habitat degradation continues, it is likely that events in which river dolphins become trapped in South America may happen more frequently in the future.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)17-23
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónJournal of Cetacean Research and Management
Volumen21
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 10 sep. 2020

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