Bolivia protects Amazon dolphins

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This video is called Dolphins rescued from low level river in Bolivia.

From the BBC:

18 September 2012 Last updated at 18:19 GMT

Bolivia enacts law to protect Amazon pink dolphins

The pink dolphin, known locally as bufeo, is Bolivia‘s only freshwater mammal species

Bolivian President Evo Morales has enacted a law aimed at protecting a unique species of dolphins that live in the country’s Amazon rivers.

The new legislation bans fishing freshwater pink dolphins and declares the species a national treasure.

At a ceremony along the shores of the Ibare river, President Morales called on the armed forces to protect the habitats of the pink dolphins.

The species is threatened by erosion, pollution and logging in the Amazon.

The Bolivian pink dolphin, whose scientific name is Inia boliviensis, is similar to mammals found in neighbouring Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela.

Male Bolivian…

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