Humpback Dolphin

Dolphins are famous for their charismatic and playful character. Yet, their friendly and fun nature has been exploited for marine tourism all over the world.

There are about 200 individuals of Irrawaddy dolphins, 150 finless porpoises and 100 humpback dolphins in the Kuching Bay. At the same time, roughly 200 Irrawaddy dolphins and 100 finless porpoises can be found along the Bintulu – Similajau coastline.

 

However today, the numbers listed are not reflective of the population at all times. Threats on their survival as well as possible immigration and emigration of the population could decrease or increase their estimates.

Hence, conservation efforts are required to minimize the effects of the pressures exerted on these mammals and their habitats.

To find out more about the conservation of Dolphins, the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre will be hosting a roadshow of public talk entitled “Dolphins of Sarawak” presented by Ms Cindy Peter, a researcher at Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, UNIMAS, and Ms Samantha Ambie, a postgraduate student from UNIMAS.

The first talk will take place at Imperial Palace Hotel, Miri on 22 October 2018, Monday at 10.00 am followed by New World Suite, Bintulu on 23 October 2018, Tuesday at 2.00 pm. Meanwhile, the third talk will take place at Premier Hotel, Sibu on 25 October 2018, Thursday at 2.00 pm and the last talk will take place at Sarawak Biodiversity Centre on 2 November 2018, Wednesday at 3.00 pm.

The talks are free of charge and open to members of the public. Those interested in attending these talks can register by providing their names and contact details via email to biosar@sbc.org.my or by calling Ms Constance Vanessa Victor or Ms Nurulliza binti Murtadza at 082-610610.

Alternatively, you can fill in the registration form below to researve your seats. 

Public Awareness Talk Registration Form

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