Regulatory News

Located where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean, the island of Marajó in Pará is the only place in the world where the two types of manatee coexist, i.e., both freshwater and saltwater manatees. The two species, which are on the endangered list, are the objects of a series of research initiatives and conservation.

In one of the projects, Bicho D´Agua: Conservação Socioambiental (Water Creatures: Socio-environmental Conservation), which is supported by Petrobras, experts from the Emilio Goeldi Museum are teaching awareness to resident and researchers and are observing the animals. The Federal Rural University of Amazonia, Belem (PA), created a structure for manatees in need of care. They are taken to tanks and fed and stay there until they have grown enough to be reintroduced into the wild.

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