Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Dugong Sea Cows Critically Endangered

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The dugong sea cows are said to have inspired the myth of the mermaid. Now they are threatened with extinction. (archive image)

The World Conservation Union (IUCN), which maintains the Red List of Threatened Species, reported on Friday. Another population around New Caledonia with fewer than 900 adults has been classified as critically endangered.

The biggest threats include fishing nets, oil and gas activities in the sea, marine pollution and the destruction of offshore seaweed on which dugongs feed. This is due, among other things, to sewage that gets into the sea and pollution from the mining of nickel. The IUCN calls for the improvement of fisheries regulation, alternative income opportunities for coastal residents and protection zones.

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