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2009-04-02 12:27:12

Researchers report finding a stronghold for the Irrawaddy, one of the world's rarest freshwater dolphins, deep in the Bangladesh jungles. Scientists counted nearly 6,000 of the dolphins in the South Asian country's Sundarbans mangrove forest adjacent to the Bay of Bengal, the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a release. Before the find by the Wildlife Conservation Society there were only a few hundred of the Irrawaddy believed alive. This discovery gives us great hope that there is a...

2008-10-08 09:00:20

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 7 October A truck carrying a squad of police pulls up in front of a Rangoon's internet cafe. The police burst into the cafe and shout to the customers sitting at the computer terminals: "Hands off!" Then they tour the terminals and check every screen, asking users to describe what they are looking at. If anyone is found using G-talk, the police inquire further - "Who are you chatting with?""Where do they...

2008-09-23 09:00:29

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 22 September [Report by Min Lwin from "News" section: "Web Sites Back Online, but Fears of Further Attacks Remain"] The online version of The Irrawaddy and other Web sites run by Burmese exiles are back in operation after being hit last Tuesday by "distributed denial-of-service," or DDoS, attacks that jammed the sites with fake traffic. Attacks on The Irrawaddy Web site stopped on Friday evening,...

2008-09-21 09:00:14

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 19 September ["Announcement" by "The Irrawaddy Magazine"; The Irrawaddy is now posting content at its temporary website at http:// theirrawaddy.blogspot.com due to a cyber attack on its website at http://www.irrawaddy.org on 17 September.] Dear Friends and Subscribers, Our Web site has been crippled and disabled by DDoS [Distributed Denial of Service] attacks since Wednesday. Many in the Burmese...

2008-09-21 09:00:14

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 19 September [Report by Saw Yan Naing: "The Irrawaddy Hopes to Defeat the Hackers Soon"; The Irrawaddy is now posting content at its temporary website at http://theirrawaddy.blogspot.com due to a cyber attack on its website at http://www.irrawaddy.org on 17 September.] The online news service of The Irrawaddy remained paralysed by a cyber attack on Friday, although technicians expressed optimism that it...

2008-02-06 03:00:22

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 5 February You've probably noticed The Irrawaddy's new Web site design. It's now easier than ever to locate the latest news, information and opinion, in addition to an expanded multi-media section with more photographs and video stories. The managing editor of The Irrawaddy magazine, Kyaw Zwa Moe, said the goal of the redesign is to give more information to readers in an easy, accessible format that is...

2005-07-05 15:15:00

SYDNEY (Reuters) -- Australian researchers have identified a new species of dolphin which was once thought to have been the same as an extremely rare mammal predominantly found in Asian coastal waters and rivers. The Australian Snubfin Dolphin has been declared a separate species to the Irrawaddy dolphins of Southeast Asia, one of the rarest sea mammals on the planet, researchers at James Cook University and the Museum of Tropical Queensland said onTuesday. Researcher Isabel Beasley said the...


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2006-08-09 14:24:04

The Australian Snubfin Dolphin (Orcaella heinsohni) is a recently recognized species of dolphin first described in 2005. It is closely related to the Irrawaddy Dolphin, and closely looks like it. Until very recently it was thought to be an Irrawaddy dolphin. However, the Australian Snubfin Dolphin is three-colored, while the Irrawaddy dolphin only has two colors on its skin. Also the skull and the fins show minor differences between the two species. The discovery of a new mammal is...

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