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Article: Recommendations for the conservation and management of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis in the Algoa Bay region, South Africa

TitleRecommendations for the conservation and management of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis in the Algoa Bay region, South Africa
Authors
KeywordsAlgoa Bay
Conservation And Management
Ecology
Ecotourism
Humpback Dolphin
Natural History
Sousa Chinensis
South Africa
Issue Date1998
Citation
Koedoe, 1998, v. 41 n. 2, p. 121-129 How to Cite?
AbstractThe natural history of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis inhabiting the Algoa Bay region, Eastern Cape, South Africa, was investigated by means of land- and sea-based surveys undertaken between May 1991 and May 1994. This article reviews the findings which are relevant to the conservation of humpback dolphins and provides recommendations for both the conservation and management of this species in Eastern Cape waters. In general, humpback dolphins appear to be typical coastal dolphins which occur in small numbers, have low population growth and depend on restricted inshore resources. Establishment of protected areas where human impact could be limited or controlled seems to be the most effective conservation/management approach. Habitats critical for humpback dolphins in Eastern Cape waters (inshore rocky reefs) and the dolphin's core areas in the Algoa Bay region have been identified. It is recommended that a conservation and management zone (marine sanctuary) in the Algoa Bay region be established and a suitable site for it is identified. Given adequate legislation and proper management, this area could be used for the development of ecotourism, including dolphin-watch operations, which would further stimulate interest in coastal conservation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178640
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.412
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.582
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dc.contributor.authorKarczmarski, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorCockcroft, VGen_US
dc.contributor.authorMclaciilan, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorWinter, PEDen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:48:52Z-
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dc.date.issued1998en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe natural history of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis inhabiting the Algoa Bay region, Eastern Cape, South Africa, was investigated by means of land- and sea-based surveys undertaken between May 1991 and May 1994. This article reviews the findings which are relevant to the conservation of humpback dolphins and provides recommendations for both the conservation and management of this species in Eastern Cape waters. In general, humpback dolphins appear to be typical coastal dolphins which occur in small numbers, have low population growth and depend on restricted inshore resources. Establishment of protected areas where human impact could be limited or controlled seems to be the most effective conservation/management approach. Habitats critical for humpback dolphins in Eastern Cape waters (inshore rocky reefs) and the dolphin's core areas in the Algoa Bay region have been identified. It is recommended that a conservation and management zone (marine sanctuary) in the Algoa Bay region be established and a suitable site for it is identified. Given adequate legislation and proper management, this area could be used for the development of ecotourism, including dolphin-watch operations, which would further stimulate interest in coastal conservation.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subjectAlgoa Bayen_US
dc.subjectConservation And Managementen_US
dc.subjectEcologyen_US
dc.subjectEcotourismen_US
dc.subjectHumpback Dolphinen_US
dc.subjectNatural Historyen_US
dc.subjectSousa Chinensisen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleRecommendations for the conservation and management of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis in the Algoa Bay region, South Africaen_US
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