Indus River dolphins (Platanista Minor)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 202525304
Resume Community Based Conservation of Indus Blind Dolphin at gross root level after financial impact of the COVID-19 .
Indus Conservation Organization a small community based independent organization working at grass root level on Indus Blind Dolphin since last seven years.we have started a sustainable Dlphin Conservation Program after successfully completed three small projects with the help of MBZSCF. The main activities of Dolphin Conservation Program are: 1.Involving local community in conservation and Dolphin monitoring at prioritized habitats of dolphin Through Dolphin Rescue Volunteers. DRV 2.Developed linkages of these DRV with govt. institutions and other stakeholders. 3.Promote ecotourism which not only increase awareness about the Dolphin conservation but also generates revenues for our Dolphin Conservation Program. For all the above activities the only source of our income is ecotourism.We arrange dolphin watching tours to generate funds. But after The Covid-19 pandemic all our activities have been stop.We have no more tours thus no more money to cover our core operation cost. Now with help of this project we will able to 1.Resume our conservation program by fulfilling our core operational requirements.
2. Arrange Refresher Training course to Our DRV.
3.Repair and enhance the capacity of our Boat for restating ecotourism.
Project 202525304 location - Pakistan, Asia