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New Protected Areas For Dolphins Declared
2012-02-17 04:17:55

New hope for threatened freshwater dolphins in Asia The Government of Bangladesh recently declared three new wildlife sanctuaries for endangered freshwater dolphins in the world's largest mangrove ecosystem — the Sundarbans, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) whose conservation work helped pinpoint the locations of the protected areas. The sanctuaries, which were officially declared on January 29, will protect the last two remaining species of freshwater dolphins...

2011-08-17 00:00:30

Urgent action needed to save critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Irrawaddy dolphin numbers have declined to just 85 in Southeast Asia's Mekong River, leading researchers to conclude that the population is at high risk of extinction, a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey revealed. One big factor in the decline is that dolphin calf survival is extremely low. "Evidence is strong that very few young animals survive to adulthood, as older dolphins die...

2011-02-21 19:59:00

KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Sarawak is intensifying wildlife conservation and protection activities as part of its commitment to sustainable development. It is implementing major development plans throughout Sarawak that will create jobs, improve basic infrastructure and create a high income economy by 2030. In doing so, it has pledged to follow sustainable development policies and responsibly manage Sarawak's resources for future...

2010-02-11 17:43:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Western Coal Corp. (TSX: WTN, WTN.DB & WTN.WT and AIM: WTN) ("Western") announces it has acquired an additional 4,000,000 common shares of Mandalay Resources Corporation (TSV.V: MND) ("Mandalay") representing approximately 4.0% of outstanding common shares of Mandalay on an undiluted basis (calculated based on 98,852,850 outstanding common shares of Mandalay), through the exercise of 4,000,000 warrants of Mandalay at the exercise price of $0.31...

2009-12-03 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Western Coal Corp (TSX: WTN, WTN.WT and WTN.DB and AIM: WTN) ("Western" or "Company"), announces that it has completed the sale of AGD Mining Pty Ltd ("AGD") to Mandalay Resources Corporation (TSXV: MND) ("Mandalay"). The sale also includes Mandalay acquiring the outstanding intercompany loans owing by AGD to the Western group of companies. AGD owns and operates the Costerfield gold and antimony mine in Australia. In consideration for all of the...

2009-10-06 18:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mandalay Media, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MNDL) announced today Mr. Aaron will be resigning his posts as President and CEO of Twistbox and Director of Mandalay Media, Inc. effective October 7, 2009 to pursue other interests. "Mr. Aaron was responsible for the successful acquisition and integration of AMV Holding and building our mobile business into a leading content and platform supplier for major operators globally. Ian is a dynamic person...


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2007-03-19 15:14:21

The Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, is one of two surviving members of the family Gavialidae. The Gharial (also known as gavial) is found in small numbers in India and other small populations in the Kaladan and Ayeyarwady River basins in Myanmar. Most gharials are adapted to calmer areas in deep fast moving rivers. They rarely leave the water and do so only to bask in the sun or nest on sandbanks near the river. The gharial is the second-longest of all living crocodilians. A large male can...

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