Petition Info

  • Type: Members
  • Item: afro Sky
  • Goal: 6,000,000 signatures
  • Deadline: February 20, 2019 1:00 AM CET
  • Category: Criminal Justice
  • Descriptions:
    This petition is to bring to peoples awareness the danger that people killing this harmless animal are doing to our own environment.

Petition Statistics

  • Created By: afro Sky
  • Posted: June 28, 2017
  • 1 signature
  • 0 comments
  • 1 like
  • 390 views
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Background

The West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) is a large aquatic mammal found in coastal and inland wetlands of Western Africa between Mauritania and Angola, and inland as far as Mali, Niger and Chad.

It occurs in coastal and estuarine habitats, coastal lagoons and the lower reaches of most river systems from the Senegal River of Mauritania/Senegal to the Longa River in Angola. It has also found its way into the mid and upper reaches of several rivers in this region, notably the Senegal and Niger Rivers. In the Niger, it has reached far inland through Niger and Mali into northern Guinea, and eastwards into Cameroon and Chad along the Benue River.