WHS in which members of the family Sirenia are found. "Sirenia (commonly referred to as Sea cows) is an order of fully aquatic, herbivorous mammals that inhabit swamps, rivers, estuaries, marine wetlands, and coastal marine waters. Four species are living in two families and genera, These are the dugong (1 species) and manatees (3 species)." (Wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aldabra Atoll Dugong
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park In the marine sector there is a numerous colony of Caribbean manatee Trichechus manatus (UNEP-WCMC)
Belize Barrier Reef Crit x "Numerous endangered species are protected within the boundaries of the BBRRS including; the West Indian manatee"
Central Amazon Conservation Complex Amazonian manatee "Numerous species of global conservation concern live within Jau NP, including .....Amazonian Manatee," and Anavilhanas "Here it is easy to see spectacular ildlife, including ...manatees" (AB)
Desembarco del Granma National Park Caribbean manatee
Djoudj African manatee
Everglades "The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, is the largest of all living sirenians" Wiki. "Everglades is a haven for over 36 rare or endangered animals. The most notable include the..... the manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)" AB
Great Barrier Reef Dugong "The site includes major feeding grounds for the endangered dugong (Sirenia: Dugong dugon)" AB
Komodo National Park dugong
Lagoons of New Caledonia Dugong
Los Katios National Park West Indian manatee. "The manatee Trichechus manatus (V) has recently been found in the CiƩnaga de Tumurado" AB
Ningaloo Coast "The endangered dugong (Dugong dugon) is found in the waters of the Ningaloo Coast. An unusually large community of about 1,000 dugongs feeds in the waters of the inshore lagoon, grazing the seagrass beds of Norwegian Bay and the lagoon north of Bruboodjoo Point." (Nom File) Shark Bay "Shark bay is renowned for its marine fauna, with 10,150 dugong Dugong dugon (V)" (AB) Komodo NP "Notable marine mammals include ...... Dugong dugon (V)." (AB)
Rainforests of the Atsinanana dugong at Masoala (UNEP-WCMC)
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve West Indian Manatee
Rock Islands dugong
Sanganeb Dugong
Shark Bay Dugongs
Sian Ka'an West Indian manatee
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex West African manatee "others (species) have made a come-back (..... manatees)" AB.
Wadi Al-Hitan Fossils include skeletons of sea cows (UNEP-WCMC)


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