Satellite technology tracks
rare pink river dolphins
Location: Rio Ichilo, Bolivia
Scientists and fisherman hope
to learn more about the species
DIRECTOR OF FAUNAGUA PAUL VAN DAMME, SAYING:
"The fishermen hunted the dolphins to use them as bait for fishing. Now we are raising their awareness and including them as researchers and scientists who monitor the dolphins through cell phones. With them we have developed an application to monitor bufeo populations in the rivers."
Tracking data will tell us more
about the dolphin's life
like what they eat, their migration pattern
and the threats they face
HEAD OF WILDLIFE IN WORLD WILDLIFE FUND IN BOLIVIA, LILA SAINZ, SAYING:
"Dolphins are indicators of the quality of an aquatic ecosystems and its habitat. Everything that affects dolphins affects the humans that use those resources and it inhabits the surrounding marine ecosystems. So, if dolphins are doing well, people are doing well."
Deforestation, dams, and forest fires
threaten the Amazon ecosystem