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Atlantic Humpback Dolphin Research and Conservation

Program Description

The Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (Sousa teuszii) is a critically endangered species that lives only on the western side of the African continent. These dolphins live in small populations along the coast from Morocco to Namibia. In Senegal, a sizeable population lives in the Delta Saloum region of the central coast, primarily in mangrove channels and the nearshore coastal zone. This population likely also moves into The Gambia.

The African Aquatic Conservation Fund is partnering with a group of other researchers and institutions in a developing program to study and conserve this species. Our staff are part of working groups that focus on field research, population health, genetics, acoustics, threat mitigation, interviews and educational outreach. We look forward to sharing our progress as this work develops.

Program Partners

A special thank you to our Atlantic Humpback Dolphin Research and Conservation program partners:


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