Experts fear the Mekong freshwater dolphin will be extinct in the next 10 years,
according to the Cambodian Press Review.
Phy Somany, senior officer of the Mekong Dolphin Conservation Project, was quoted
saying that only ten dolphin calves are born every year, but 15 on average have died
in each of the past three years.
With just an estimated 70 to 100 left, Somany warns that the last dolphin risks getting
stuck in a fishing net - the most common cause of death - within a decade.
Experts also said the giant catfish is severely endangered with only a few hundred
left in the Mekong River system.