Manatees under threat from Peruvian hunters

Despite legislation forbidding it, people continue to capture Amazonian sea creature for human consumption.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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