Current government programmes related to cetacean conservation

Since 2016 several national research projects promoting research and conservation of franciscana dolphins have been supported by Brazil, mostly through a Federal-funding program managed by Fundo Nacional do Meio Ambiente (FUNBIO). These projects are underway in three areas known as Franciscana Management Areas (FMAs Ia, Ib, and III).

In addition, a proposal for another management area (FMA II) is under consideration. These projects are focusing on

  1. monitoring stranding rates and fishing fleets to estimate franciscana mortality and
  2. aerial surveys to estimate abundance.

Collectively these projects should provide important new information on bycatch levels and estimates of abundance for the entire distribution range of the species in Brazil.

Country
Brazil
Theme
Date
Status
Active
Summary/Text

The government funds projects regarding the conservation of the franciscana dolphin, these projects should provide important new information on bycatch levels and estimates of abundance for the entire distribution range of the species in Brazil.

Url
https://www.funbio.org.br/en/programas_e_projetos/franciscana-conservation/