How religion is helping save the dolphin in UP

October 29, 2010
By Annant Zanane

Karnavas, UP:  In Karnavas in UP, street plays make frequent and reverent references to the dolphins in the Ganga.

“What’s known as the dolphin in English is important to our ecosystem, our culture, but we are harming it,” says one of the performers.

Religion and mythology are playing a huge role in helping to save the Gangetic dolphin along a 165 km stretch In UP. Since the conservation effort began in 1990, the dolphin population has doubled. Religion sells.