Mamiwata is an African name for a spirit believed to be embodied by the manatee. This blog chronicles my search for the elusive African manatee, and my exploration to understand its biology, habitat and preservation needs, economic and cultural significance. So little is known about this animal, yet it is intensely hunted almost everywhere it exists and may already be gone from much of its previous range. In 2006 I was inspired to go find and study them, starting in Gabon.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Wildlife Trust highlights my African work
...in their June newletter and on their website. Also on the home page is an interview I did about Florida manatees and power plants. Check them out!