The River Dolphin Trust (RDT) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to support the conservation of freshwater river dolphins and their habitat by promoting science based conservation practices. Founded in 2014 by young researchers working for the Ganges river dolphin conservation in Nepal, the RDT aspires to build the collaboration among the Government agencies, scientific institutions, civil society and international organizations for better conservation of river dolphin species and their habitat. It believes that the future of river dolphins is inextricably linked with the livelihood of river dependent fishing communities that share their habitat and water development needs of the nations. So, it strives to foster co-existence among conservation, development and livelihood of fishing communities by identifying innovative solutions based on sound science and assisting stakeholders to implement them. While we believe that sound science is a key for better conservation and management of wildlife, we equally regard local community engagement and citizen science as an essential component of our conservation approach.