The threatened Americas

Amazonian manatee ( Trichecus Inunguis)

Dark, Large, Mammal, Inunguis, lives in South America.
Meet the Manatees

Food Chain

Adaption

Amazonian Manatees have slow metabolic rates which help them get past dry season.

Why Amazonian Manatees are Vulnerable to becoming Endangered...

Manatees are becoming more prone to extinction. They are illegally hunted for their meat and skin. Also, their population has lowered due to deforestation and gold mining*, therefore polluting the water in which they live.


* Gold mining releases mercury into the river waters

Ways To Prevent Extinction

It's near impossible to stop the poachers from poaching or prevent the gold miners from mining. However, what can do is slow down the pace of deforestation.


Here are some basic ways of slowing down deforestation:


1. Use recycled items


2. Reforestation


3. Support conservative organizations

Bibliography

"Trichechus Inunguis." IUCN Redlist. IUCN, 05 Oct 2008. Web. 18 Apr 2013. <http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22102/0>.


"Amazonian Manatee fact File." Arkive. N.p.. Web. 18 Apr 2013. <http://www.arkive.org/amazonian-manatee/trichechus-inunguis/>.


"Amazonian Manatee." BBC. N.p.. Web. 18 Apr 2013. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Amazonian_Manatee>.


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