Monday, February 20, 2006

AMAZONIAN MANATEES - The Manatee Project in Itamaracá, Pernambuco

Here's a rare article on the endangered manatee, from Brazilmax.com.
The Manatee Project (Projeto Peixe Boi) began in 1980 with an initiative by the Federal Government of Brazil to preserve this marine mammal in Brazil, the greatest concentration of which is found at Barra de Mamanguape, in the state of Paraíba. The discovery of this strategic point on the Brazilian coast came after a long survey to identify the remaining population of these animals. And thus that beautiful estuary was the site of the first base station for the project.
Full story at The Manatee Project in Itamaracá, Pernambuco