Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

International or regional conventions

The DRC is not a member of the International Whaling Commission, but it is a member/signatory to the following international or regional Conventions related to cetacean conservation:

Confirmed observations

There are no known records of Sousa teuszii from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is not known whether this reflects a true gap in the species’ distribution, 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 information on threats are available for this country.


Report a sighting or stranding to the first contact listed below or by emailing info@sousateuszii.org

Contact person

We are still searching for local partners in this country. Please contact us if you are based in the DRC and can help!

Relevant country-specific references

  1. 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. Advances in Marine Biology: Academic Press. p. 79-117.