Conservationists Success Lies With Working With People

Herald Tribune2011-11-17:                      JamesBuddyPowell started tracking manatees in the Ivory Coast of West Africa in 1984, a world away from his native Florida. He was trying to establish a management program for a wildlife preserve, and it was not an easy job. But one particular early field experience forever changed the Sarasota resident’s approach to protecting the endangered mammals. Hunted for centuries, West African manatees shied from humans, so it took Powell months just to trap a single sea cow and attach a radio transmitter. After several more months, he had recorded its regular pattern of movement. Then one day, he could not locate…                     more »

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~ by narhvalur on November 24, 2011.

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