Recent History

A meeting of the Sirenian Specialist Group (SSG/IUCN), South American Region and the First Latin American Symposium for Manatee Research and Conservation (SILAMAs) took place in November- December 2014, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia in association with the 16th Meeting of Specialists on Aquatic Mammals of South America (SOLAMAC) and the Colombian Congress of Zoology.

The number of range states that have signed the CMS Dugong MOU is now 26

IUCN status of West African Manatee and Dugong revised in 2015.

US Fish and Wildlife ServiceĀ  is reviewing the status of West Indian and Florida Manatees in 2015.