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Brazil plans to stop the killing of pink dolphins

Brazil plans to stop the killing of pink dolphins

SAO PAULO — Brazil will temporarily ban the catch of a type of catfish in an effort to halt the killing of the Amazon pink dolphin, whose flesh is used as bait, the Fishing and Aquaculture Ministry said Tuesday. Ministry spokesman Ultimo Valadares said the government...
New Species of River Dolphin Discovered

New Species of River Dolphin Discovered

Researchers in Brazil have identified a new species of river dolphin living in the Amazon’s Araguaia River Basin. Named after the river it was found in, the Araguaia boto river dolphin species diverged from their closest relatives around two million years ago, when...
Hundreds of New Species Discovered

Hundreds of New Species Discovered

The World Wildlife Fund reports that at least 441 new species of plants and animals have been discovered in the Amazon rainforest in just three years. The species include  258 species of plants, 84 fish, 22 reptiles, 18 birds and one new mammal, plus countless insects...