<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>For the first time, the government will carry out a comprehensive census of endangered Gangetic dolphins, ghariyals and turtles across the entire Ganges river system to get their official count. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) will carry out the exercise through Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII), an autonomous institution under Union Ministry of Environment and Forest, by February-end or early March. “This is for the first time, a proper comprehensive and scientific study of Gangetic dolphins will be carried out across its entire Ganges river system to establish an official count,” Consultant (Biodiversity centre), NMCG, Sandeep Behera told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

See the original article here – 

Govt to carry out comprehensive census of Gangetic dolphin