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Manatee Calf Rescued in Nigeria

On October 9 our colleague Dr. Edem Eniang rescued a 2-3 week old manatee calf that had been caught in a fishing net by hunters. The hunters had kept the calf in a well for 3 days and were planning to eat it, so the...Read More

New Home for the African Manatee Project

We are very excited to announce that the African Manatee Project has joined forces with the African Chelonian Institute and formed a new non-profit organization for research, conservation, and education of all African manatees and turtle species! We are now the African Aquatic Conservation Fund....Read More

Cameroon

Last June, before I went to Gabon for the MENTOR training workshop, I made my first trip to Cameroon. I've been working with two very energetic manatee researchers there, Aristide and Rodrigue, for several years now and was very happy to fionally...Read More

MENTOR Manatee Team

I'm very late in writing to announce an exciting new initiative that I've recently begun. Thanks to funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I'm leading a two year long fellowship training program for 8 Central African manatee biologists, called MENTOR Manatee. MENTOR (Mentoring...Read More

Senegal: Quick trip to Delta Saloum

Earlier this week I spent two days in the Delta Saloum region of central Senegal to meet with the director and staff of Bamboung National Park. Two years ago they found a dead manatee (the cause of its death was not due to humans as...Read More

Manatee Hunter Arrested in Togo

A well-known manatee hunter has been arrested in Togo and over 20 skulls and 17 other bones confiscated, thanks to the great work of a Togolese organization called Alliance Nationale des Consumateurs et de l'Environment (ANCE). Click here to see the story and photos. I...Read More

Detecting African Manatee Populations

A new genetics study just completed as part of my dissertation research has defined African manatee populations across their large range (21 countries) for the first time. Over eight years I collected 78 manatee tissue samples from eight countries and successfully isolated DNA from 63...Read More

African Manatees Are Omnivores!

There’s a good reason manatees are also known as Sea Cows. They’re often seen feeding in seagrass beds or along the banks of rivers, much as cows graze meadows on land. The Florida manatee, the most studied species, is believed to be a strict herbivore...Read More

Back to Africa At Last!!

At the end of January I finished packing up and left Florida, which definitely was the end of an era for me. I moved there in May 1998 to begin a job with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission running a manatee research field station...Read More

Happy New Year!!

I have no idea where the time went this past Fall! I apologize for my silence the past few months. I'm now wrapping up my work and life in Gainesville, FL and preparing for the big move back to Africa in March. I'll be based...Read More

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