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I am glad to share the news that Gangetic dolphin has been declared as the National Aquatic Animal!

This decision was taken in the first meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday, 5th October, 09.

Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh said that like the tiger as the national animal and peacock as the national bird, the government had declared dolphins as the National Aquatic Animal as it represented the health of the rivers. I hope that this new status of the animal will help a lot in its conservation.

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