Second International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas

Fort-de-France, Martinique (French West-Indies) from 7-11 November 2011.

http://second.icmmpa.org/

The theme of this 2nd International Conference will be the protection of endangered species and their threatened habitats, with a view to discussing actions which impact negatively, gaps , lessons learnt and to develop scenarios, contingency and precautionary approaches. This venue will also be used as an opportunity to inform stakeholders, scientists and the wider public about SARDPAN.

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Farewell to a wild river by NatGeo

“When the city of New Orleans, which is roughly that size, was flooded after hurricane Katrina, the entire world shrieked in horror. As an equivalent area of Amazonian rainforest is scheduled to be flooded, barely anybody outside this area is paying attention”.

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The Amazon Pink Fresh Water Dolphin’s Voice (via SELVA- Vida Sin Fronteras)

The Amazon Pink Fresh Water Dolphin's Voice FISHERMEN IN AMAZON SEE A RIVAL IN DOLPHINS GARAPÉ DO COSTA, Brazil — Along the rivers of the Amazon rain forest, people still recount legends in which pink dolphins are magical creatures that can turn into men and impregnate women. Brazilian musicians write songs about them, singing lovingly about the “eye of the river dolphin.” But for Ronan Benício Rego, a fisherman in this tiny settlement, pink dolphins are both rival — and prey. Standing on … Read More

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Hello world!

Welcome to SARDPAN!

The South American River Dolphin Protected Area Network is a space to compile information on river dolphins in South America to identify gaps and ultimately to develop proposals for regional conservation initiatives.

This page is a work in progress, so please join us with your ideas and knowledge to build SARDPAN.

For more information please visit: http://www.sardpan.com

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