Reduce shipping along inland waterways
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High levels of industrial and commercial ship traffic along inland waterways may result in disturbance and collision mortality of freshwater mammals, such as river dolphins (Van Waerebeek et al. 2007). This intervention involves reducing shipping along inland waterways, e.g. by using alternative modes of transport.
See also Limit vessel traffic in shallow rivers.
Van Waerebeek K., Baker A., Félix F., Gedamke J., Iñiguez M., Sanino G.P., Secchi E.R., Sutaria D., Helden A.V. & Wang Y. (2007) Vessel collisions with small cetaceans worldwide and with large whales in the Southern Hemisphere, an initial assessment. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals, 6, 43–69.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Marine and Freshwater Mammal Conservation
Marine and Freshwater Mammal Conservation - Published 2021
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