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Manatees under threat from Peruvian hunters

Despite legislation forbidding it, people continue to capture Amazonian sea creature for human consumption.
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2013 20:03

Biologists say manatees in Peru's Amazon rainforest are in danger of extinction.

A wildlife organisation is trying to save the animals, but one of the biggest threats to their existence is a part of Peruvian culture.

Even though legislation forbids it, people continue to capture the manatees for human consumption.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.

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