Up until 2005 there were four river dolphin species on the Earth. Now there are three (Chinese river dolphin declared extinct 2005). We, the Tropical Dolphin Research Foundation (TDRF), want three to remain. And we believe that if people are aware of the river dolphin’s plight, then people will want to help save them too!!
Our foundation works to conserve dolphin species that range in the tropics. The Ganges river dolphin is one of these species. This species has many obstacles in the path of its continued existence. One of the lesser known but vital, is the retention of young conservation biologists who are trying to save this species from extinction.
To this end, we are creating documentary films to bring focus to these species and their issues to the public. Our first documentary will attempt to tell the story of the Ganges river dolphin through the stories of four young dolphin conservationists. Four conservationists who are doing everything in their power to save the maybe 1000 dolphins left of this species.
This is the trailer for that film (Who Will Save the River Dolphin). We are in the middle of filming still, but hope to get it ready for distribution by the end of 2015.