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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.

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.

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.

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.

2005-07-05 15:15:00

Australian researchers have identified anew species of dolphin which was once thought to have been thesame as an extremely rare mammal predominantly found in Asiancoastal waters and rivers.


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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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