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UNEP and CMS Conserving Marine Mammals

by Boris M. Culik Illustrations by Maurizio Wurtz, Artescienza
Marine Mammal Action Plan /
Regional Seas Reports and Studies no. 177

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Dugong Report

The dugong (Dugong dugon) is the only herbivorous mammal that is strictly marine, and is the only existing species in the Family Dugongidae. It is listed as vulnerable to extinction at a global scale by the IUCN. The dugong has a large range that spans some 37 countries and territories and includes tropical and subtropical coastal and island waters.

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Marine Mammals

Marine mammals have fascinated and inspired human beings for thousands of years. They are graceful, inteligent and mysterious creatures.

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Evaluation of Marine Mammals

The global Plan of Action for the onservation, managenment and utilization of marine mammals was developed between 1978 and 1983 jointly by UNEP and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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The West Indian Manatee in the caribbean and Northern South Atlantic

The caribbean Manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) is a large yet gentle mammal that lives in warm waters.

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