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Ecological studies on the Dugong dugon of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A step to species conservation

  title={Ecological studies on the Dugong dugon of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A step to species conservation},
  • Published 2011
  • Environmental Science
Although widely distributed, little is known about the dugong in most of the areas of occurrence. In India, information about the animal is patchy and restricted to sighting, stranding and mortality records. Historically dugongs were abundant in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, but hunting and habitat loss has led to the decline in their numbers. Conservation efforts for dugongs around the Andaman and Nicobar islands have been hindered due to the vastness of the area and a lack of understanding… 

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