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Paru dans Sirenews

Article en anglais paru dans Sirenws 45 d'avril 2006

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In collaboration with PRCM, IUCN, WWF, FIBA and CSRP, is developing its second phase.

Lower Casamance, Guinea Bissau and . Fieldwork was recently initiated in , the next PRCM guest.

Saint Louis (), Saloum, Ziguinchor, Bissau and Conakry Forums have made it possible to develop recommendations on the scientific monitoring of the species, the conservation of its habitat, increasing awareness, and economic support to communities, while conserving the species and its habitat. 

Banjul and Freetown Forums, to be held very soon. These Forums are in preparation for the Dakar Regional Forum planned in fall 2006.

Regional Seas Programme”), the  Convention for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment (Abidjan Convention, 1984), and the Secretariat of the Convention on Migrant Species (CMS). With support from the Government of Monaco, these institutions will join their efforts to develop a manatee conservation strategy encompassing all countries in which the species occurs. This collaboration will result in a regional scientific publication on the manatee. It is represents the extension of the manatee conservation programme to about twenty countries in West Africa

West Africa, has resulted from climatic changes and overexploitation (fuelwood, building materials, etc.). Incidental catch in fishing nets represents the second major threat (Saloum, The Gambia, and mainly Guinea Bissau). These initial results, refined and completed, should make it  possible to develop a relevant conservation strategy in the PRCM area and eventually  throughout West Africa. The West African manatee, Trichechus senegalensis, remains a  highly threatened manatee species.


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