The dugong (Dugong dugon) in Tanzania: A national assessment of status, distribution and threat.
Globally the dugong (Dugong dugon - Müller, 1776) is listed by IUCN as vulnerable. However, in the Western Indian Ocean they are almost certainly endangered as a result of decades of active hunting for meat and oil, as well as by incidental capture in gillnets, habitat degradation and dynamite fishing. Once commonplace along Tanzania’s 900 km coastline, by the beginning of the twenty first century the animal was so rarely seen that its status was no longer known.
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- Biodiversidade Marinha
- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base
- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações
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