Saturday, May 25, 2024

Antillean manatee

Island tour guides and boat captains attend Manatee Conservation Workshop

Aiming to protect and reduce the death toll of the endangered Antillean manatee, a conservation workshop was held in San Pedro Town on Thursday, October 10th. Representatives from the many tour companies in San Pedro gathered at the Lion’s Den at 7PM to participate in the event, which provided valuable information for tourism industry partners on manatees.

Record number of manatee deaths caused by boat collisions

Since the beginning of 2017, local manatee conservation programs, Belize Manatee Conservation Program (BMCP) and Manatee Eco Warrior (MEW), have documented 11 manatee deaths so far.

Increasing number of Manatee deaths by boat collision

The Antillean manatee is an endangered species in Belize, but unfortunately, death reports of these large mammals are increasing annually.

Daniel the manatee visits Ambergris Caye

A Antillean Manatee from Mexico has been spotted around the waters near Ambergris Caye.

Island tour guides participate in Manatee Conservation Workshop

The importance of protecting the endangered Antillean manatee cannot be stressed enough by Belize’s environmentalists, and as such, a workshop on their conservation was...

Record number of manatees killed in 2014

34 manatees were found dead in 2014 in Belizean waters. Overwhelmingly, 65% of the deaths registered were caused by boats. Commonly known as the...