Saturday, August 09, 2008

Peru's Amazon region to protect pink river dolphin and manatee

LivingInPeru.com has a story concerning both Amazonian Manatees and the Pink River Dolphin.
Government authorities in Loreto, Peru's largest and northernmost region, have announced that measures are being and will be taken to protect, care for and preserve the lives of pink dolphins and other mammals in captivity.

It was reported that anyone who had a pink Amazon River dolphin, Inia geoffrensis, or "bufeo colorado” as they are known in Peru, will have 60 days to report to the Regional Production Directorate and explain why the animal is being kept in captivity.

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