Irrawaddy Dolphins

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ISPP students from the Endangered Animals, Deforestation, and Pollution Exhibition 2014 groups visited the United States Embassy last week to listen to a panel of visiting U.S. scientists and officials from the Marine Mammal Commission, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Marine Fisheries Services give an update on the Irrawaddy dolphin and efforts to conserve this graceful and endangered denizen of the Mekong river in Kratie province. After the panel presented some of its findings to the assembled Embassy staff, the experts graciously had a question and answer session alone with the Grade 5 students in which scientists and students traded ideas about how to take action regarding the future of the Irrawaddy dolphin. It was truly a memorable first field trip of this year's Grade 5 ISPP Exhibition students.