Regulatory News

The Preservation of Fauna and Flora Agency with the Ministry of Environment, the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) defined strategies for the next five years in defending the life of the West Indian manatee, an endangered species in Brazil. The main focus will be on the northeastern and part of the northern coast of the country.

Among the actions to be taken is the reduction of pressure caused by fishing and tourist boat traffic near the Environmental Protection Areas (APA), especially near where the rivers meet the sea. These are places where manatees breed and look for drinking water. The plan also provides for the creation of new protected areas and natural areas within mangroves to recover rescued or sick animals.

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