Irrawaddy dolphin demography in the Mekong River: an application of mark-resight models
Gerard Edward Ryan, Verne Dove, Fernando Trujillo, Paul F Doherty
Ecosphere | WILEY | Published : 2011
GER, VD, FT and PFD gratefully acknowledge the support of Gordon Congdon in bringing this project about. Many thanks for organizational support from the WWF Greater Mekong Programme and the assistance of Phay Somany, Richard Zanre, Roger Mollot, Michelle Owen, Dang Thuy Trang, Stuart Chapman, and Seng Teak, cartography from Huy Keavuth, financial support from Petr Obrdlik and Martin Geiger (WWF Germany), Doris Calegari (WWF Switzerland), and Lasse Juul-Olsen (WWF Denmark). We also thank David Anderson, Ken Burnham, Bill Kendall, Brett McClintock, Gary White, and the Wagar 113 Superpopulation for analysis advice. Jeff Laake, Daniel Walsh, Robert L. Brownell, Jr., Randall Reeves, and one anonymous reviewer provided helpful comments on the manuscript. Most of all we are extremely thankful to David Dove, Eng Tong, Hang Sereyvuth, Vixai Inthapaysy, Boungeut Khamphitak, Kim Sokha, Phouthone Kingsada, Bart Kluskens, Leou Theo, Lor Kimsan, Troy Saville, Tan Someth Bunvath, Payou Thammavongseng, Theng Lipine, Vinn Bunna, and many others for sweating out long, hot hours in the field, and the wonderful Cambodian families who shelter and feed us all along the river. Finally, we appreciate the support from Cambodian Government in this work.