Manatee Protections in Belize Should Be World Model, Expert Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 27, 2006   View Article

Efforts to protect manatees in the coastal waters of Belize stand to benefit the global conservation of the huge, sluggish marine mammals, a leading expert says.

“In Belize they’ve got a strong [manatee] population, probably the densest in all of Central and South America,” said Caryn Self-Sullivan, a doctoral candidate in wildlife and fisheries at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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