“Sometimes we can’t survey all the side channels and canals due to security concerns. On the computer, we do a further analysis and the areas that we missed, we extrapolate. This is done on a scientific basis using the standard methods and techniques. This gives us the estimated population,” explains Uzma Noureen.
Earlier reports suggested that there has been a decrease in the population of the Dolphins due to massive flooding in 2010 and the following years. However, many of the private conservation organizations have denied the claim.
With the help of IUCN, which has declared Dolphins as the Highly Endangered Species, the government of Pakistan has also declared it illegal to hunt or kill the Dolphins and the offender can be pursued in the court of law.