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Month: December 2012

Rescuing the Amazon’s Baby Manatees, Iquitos, Peru

Rescuing the Amazon’s Baby Manatees, Iquitos, Peru

  Perhaps you have seen one of these lovely manatees along Florida’s waterways, its back scarred and pitted by a close encounter with a boat propeller; but at least US Federal Law protects them, and they cannot be hunted. In Peru’s Upper Amazon, their cousins, the freshwater Amazon Manatees, face those risks and more — they are being hunted to extinction for food by their only significant enemy — man. A partnership between the Association for the Conservation of Amazonian…

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