Gangetic Dolphins

Expansion of Orang National Park

The Assam Government has recently decided to increase the size of Orang National Park. The park is to be expanded thrice. About the Expansion plan The State is to add 200.32 square kilometre to the Orang National Park. The area ..



National Dolphin Research Centre to come up in Patna

Much-awaited National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) will soon come up in Patna. Process to set up the research centre has started. Key facts Opening up of the research centre will be a big step towards conservation of endangered Gangetic River ..


October 5: Ganga River Dolphin Day

Every year, India celebrates Ganga River Dolphin Day on October 5. The day is celebrated since 2010. This is because, it was on October 5, the dolphins were declared as National Aquatic Animal. Highlights This year, the National Mission for ..


Project Dolphin

Dolphins are aquatic mammals; belonging to Order Cetacea. Cetus means a whale or a huge fish. There are around 90 living species in Cetacea divided into two groups. First group comprises toothed animals such as dolphins, killer whales; porpoise; sperm ..


Assam Baghjan Oil Well Fire

On June 9, 2020, a massive fire engulfed the Baghjan oil well of Assam. The well of the Oil India Limited had blown out on May 27, 2020 and has been leaking gas for the past 14 days. Highlights The ..


National Chambal Sanctuary declared as Eco-Sensitive Zone

On March 2, 2020, the Government of India declared National Chambal Sanctuary as Eco-Sensitive Zone. The Sanctuary is home to Gangetic Dolphins and critically endangered Gharials. Highlights The Sanctuary is home to naturally living Gharials. 75% of Gharials live in ..