International or regional conventions
The Côte d’Ivoire is a member/signatory to the following international and regional Conventions related to cetacean conservation:
- International Whaling Commission (since 2004)
- Convention on Migratory Species (since 2003)
- The Abidjan convention
- Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Conservation of the Manatee and Small Cetaceans of Western Africa and Macaronesia
There are no known records of Sousa teuszii from the Côte d’Ivoire. It is not known whether this reflects a true gap in the species’ distribution between the Republic of Guinea and Togo, or whether the species is present but has not been reported due to lack of dedicated cetacean survey effort.
Threats and trends
No abundance estimates or detailed information on threats are available for this country.
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Relevant country-specific references
- Collins, T., 2015. Re-assessment of the Conservation Status of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (Sousa teuszii), Using the IUCN Red List Criteria. In Advances in marine biology Volume 72, pp. 47-77). Academic Press.
- Van Waerebeek, K., Barnett, L., Camara, A., Cham, A., Diallo, M., Djiba, A., Jallow, A.O., Ndiaye, E., Bilal, A.O. and Bamy, I.L., 2004. Distribution, status, and biology of the Atlantic humpback dolphin, Sousa teuszii (Kukenthal, 1892). Aquatic Mammals, 30(1), pp.56-83.
- Weir CR, Collins T. 2015. A Review of the Geographical Distribution and Habitat of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (Sousa teuszii). In: Jefferson TA, Curry BC editors. Advances in Marine Biology Volume 72: Humpback dolphins (Sousa spp.) current status and conservation: Part I. Academic Press. p. 79-117.