New Publication Lifts The Lid On Angola's Endangered Dolphins
A new publication by WDCS-funded researcher, Caroline Weir, reveals the findings of ground-breaking research undertaken into the Atlantic-humpbacked dolphins living off the coast of Angola.
Up to now very little was known about these animals. The research has revealed that there appears to be isolated populations of these animals and possibly fewer than previously thought, with major threats coming from direct exploitation and bycatch.
WDCS was integral in recently ensuring this species was listed on the UNs Convention on Migratory Species Appendix II, meaning the UN has requested range states to carry out urgent conservation action for the species.
Commenting on her findings Caroline says ""There really is almost nothing known about the whale and dolphin species living off Angolas coastline, and this work provides important data on a dolphin that is amongst the least studied species worldwide and may very well be of endangered status".Find out more
about this field project on WDCSs website.
For a copy of the paper and more information about her work, please contact Caroline at www.ketosecology.co.uk