Sea lion survival rate needs to be increased

Three out of four die in first year

Three out of four sea lions die in their first year of life, explained the vice president of the Institute of Forests and Nature Conservation, Paulo Oliveira, at the opening of the Projeto Life Madeira workshop with the theme ‘Conservation of the sea lion or monk seal in Madeira and development of a system for monitoring its conservation status’. The workshop is taking place at Casa da Luz.

Given this data, the President of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque, assured: “We will see what are the needs and what needs to be done to increase the survival rate to one year of life and then we will make the necessary decisions.” Albuquerque has alluded to the graves in the Desertas as one of the main threats to the sea lion, as many animals are trapped in them, so removal will be necessary.

2 thoughts on “Sea lion survival rate needs to be increased”

  1. “Albuquerque has alluded to the graves in the Desertas as one of the main threats to the sea lion, as many animals are trapped in them, so removal will be necessary.”

    I don’t think that bit has translated from Portuguese very well. Graves?

    The key factor to be investigated is why are 75% of the cubs dieing in the first place. Then see what can be done to reduce those awful numbers.

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