Regulatory News

This week in Recife, the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) – a federal agency - brought together 45 experts on cetaceans in Brazil. The group will write a manual which will include contacts from institutions that deal with aquatic mammals and a list of recommendations on how to help these animals when they are in difficulty.

The issue gained prominence after 30 dolphins got stranded on a beach in Arraial do Cabo, on the coast of Rio de Janeiro earlier this month. At the time, beach-goers acted quickly and sent the animals back to sea. This week a Bryde Whale died when it got stranded on Sao Conrado Beach, located in the southern part of Rio de Janeiro city. Each year, between 50 and 100 mammals get stranded in Brazil.

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