Discovering the forgotten sirenian

Words by Lucy Keith Diagne | Photos by Thomas Peschak
A manatee rises to take a breath in N'dogo Lagoon. Although there is a lot of legislation to protect the African manatee, including its listing in CITES Appendix 1, there is little enforcement to deter poachers.<br />
Photo by Thomas Peschak
A fisherman can be seen above the water in N'dogo Lagoon. Lucy and her collaborators are working with West African communities to implement conservation programmes for the African manatee.<br />
Photo by Thomas Peschak

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