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Dugong functionally extinct in China due to habitat degradation and hunting

Marine mammals are dependent on seagrass which is being rapidly reduced by human impact

The dugong is now functionally extinct in China after widespread degradation of their habitat and historical hunting, scientists have said.

Fishing and ship strikes are also among the reasons dugong activity has declined, said Prof Samuel Turvey of ZSL’s Institute of Zoology, who described the findings as a “wake-up call” to prioritise conservation efforts.

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