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The small freshwater Mekong Dolphin is a critically endangered species, and could be soon extinct. Since 2003, the Mekong River population has suffered 88 deaths, and the current population is estimated only 64 to 76 dolphins. Pollutants in the river, dumped in the water from Cambodia through southern Laos, are compromising the animals' immune systems and contributing to the death toll.

Urge Lao Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to implement laws to protect the Mekong dolphins' habitat. Sign the petition below and tell a friend.

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Dear Prime Ministers Bouasone Bouphavanh and Hun Sen,

I ask you to swiftly implement laws to stop contaminants from being dumped in the Mekong River. The river's pollution is taking the Mekong dolphin to near extinction - the dolphin population has suffered 88 deaths since 2003, of which over sixty percent were calves under two weeks old. The current population is estimated only 64 to 76 dolphins.

I urge you to take action against gold mines and several other industries that dump hazardous chemicals in the river. Pollutants such as DDT, PCBs and mercury where found during analysis of the dead dolphin calves, and they represent a threat not only to this marvelous dolphin species, but also to the health of the human population that consumes the fish caught in the area. The preservation of the dolphin's habitat needs to be enforced with stiffer penalties for those who break the law.

It would be a great tragedy if we couldn't show these beautiful animals to future generations -- please act now before the Mekong dolphin becomes extinct.

Petition Signatures

Mar 18, 2018 Andrea Rohr
Mar 17, 2018 Judith Vermaas
Mar 17, 2018 Margaret McGullam
Mar 17, 2018 Esther Williams
Mar 16, 2018 Lisa L
Mar 16, 2018 Stacey Crook
Mar 15, 2018 Danuta Baziuk
Mar 15, 2018 Beth Knutson If you don't care for the dolphins in the water what makes your country men think you care about their water?
Mar 15, 2018 Susan Davis Mantee
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 susan shawket
Mar 15, 2018 Lourdes Almenara
Mar 14, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Mar 13, 2018 Maria Staffieri
Mar 13, 2018 irene riviere
Mar 11, 2018 Kalliope M.
Mar 10, 2018 Alicia Orr
Mar 10, 2018 John Cooper
Mar 10, 2018 Janice Andrews
Mar 10, 2018 Ronald Wolniewicz
Mar 10, 2018 michael jocobsen
Mar 10, 2018 Paolao De Fanis
Mar 10, 2018 Pamela Blacklidge
Mar 9, 2018 Simona Bergman
Mar 9, 2018 Stefanie Gibbs
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Mar 9, 2018 Kristine Khachatryan
Mar 9, 2018 Elena De Fanis
Mar 9, 2018 Samantha Rogers
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Mar 9, 2018 Deena Schlager
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Mar 8, 2018 Cheri DAWSON
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Mar 7, 2018 Ann Conney
Mar 7, 2018 Jacqueline Roxby-Brown
Mar 7, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 6, 2018 Sandy Lynch
Mar 6, 2018 Alicia Webb
Mar 6, 2018 Kim DelMonico
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Mar 6, 2018 (Name not displayed) SAVE THE DOLPHINS!
Mar 6, 2018 Bob Bellamy
Mar 6, 2018 Mary Pattison
Mar 6, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 6, 2018 Heidi Mugrauer Stop killing dolphins

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