Unrecognized and so many threats: case studies in conservation of the Araguaian Boto (Inia araguaiaensis)
Renata Emin-Lima, Salvatore Siciliano, Reginaldo H. M. Moreira Junior, Thais S. Pereira, Tayanna M. M. M. Amaral and Wlainer Silva de Paula
International Whaling Commission
This document addresses threats related to the unrecognized species of river dolphin Inia araguaiaensis (Hrbek et al. 2014). Current threats include river damming, water pumping for agriculture, fisheries interactions, intentional killing, high boat traffic, water contamination by sewage, heavy metals and other chemicals. Information is updated from previous sources (Araújo and da Silva, 2014; Siciliano et al. 2016) and is presented in a summarized table of contents with the respective ranking of threat.