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Belize--a last stronghold for manatees in the Caribbean

Oryx

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DOI: 10.1017/S0030605300034189

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Abstract

Belize is a small country but it offers a safe haven for the largest number of manatees in the Caribbean. The authors' survey in 1989 revealed that there has been no apparent decline since the last study in 1977. However, there is no evidence for population growth either and as the Belize economy develops threats from fisheries, human pressure and declining habitat quality will increase. Recommendations are made to ensure that Belize safeguards its manatee populations.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Belize--a last stronghold for manatees in the Caribbean
Series title:
Oryx
DOI:
10.1017/S0030605300034189
Volume:
5
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Description:
9 p.
First page:
156
Last page:
164
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N