Cambodia’s Tourism Minister: No Dolphin, No Tourists

"No Dolphin, No Tourists," said Cambodia's Tourism Minister H.E. Thong Khon in a recent Facebook post, after a female dolphin and its baby were found dead in Kratie province on July 31.

"Dolphins are considered a priceless natural heritage for Cambodia and the world. It is an attractive tourism potential for Kratie and Stung Treng provinces," underlined the minister.

H.E. Thong Khon also appealed to local people and relevant officials to take part in preserving and protecting dolphins.

Mekong dolphins are among the world's only five dolphin species that need serious conservation measure, not only within the country, but also with countries along upper Mekong River.

As of now, there are between 80-90 adult dolphins and 15-20 baby dolphins in the Mekong areas in Cambodia.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press