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Freshwater Dolphin Day
October 24, 2021
The 24th of October is International Freshwater Dolphin Day, a day in the Greater Mekong to celebrate the Irrawaddy dolphin as a unique part of Cambodia’s biological heritage and think carefully about how we can all help to conserve it for future generations.
In Cambodia, the Irrawaddy dolphin is regarded as a sacred animal, and folk stories tell of its origin as a woman who, fearing disgrace, threw herself into the river, only to return as a dolphin.