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Guinea

International or regional conventions

The Republic of Guinea is a member/signatory to the following international or regional Conventions related to cetacean conservation:

Confirmed observations

“The species is documented from a sighting (Cadenat, 1956) and capture (Van Waerebeek et al., 2004) in the Conakry region of southern Guinea. Weir (2015) recently reported eight sightings from the wider Río Nuñez region of northern Guinea.”

Threats and trends

No abundance estimates are available for Guinea, but Bamy et al. (2007) report on bycatch of Sousa teuszii in the Bay of Sangareah.

Report

Report a sighting or stranding by emailing info@sousateuszii.org or contacting one of the country focal points below.

Contact person

Idrissa Bamy

ibamy@gmx.com

http://www.cnshb-guinee.org/

Relevant country-specific references

  1. Bamy, I., K. Van Waerebeek, S. Bah, M. Dia, B. Kaba, N. Keita, and S. Konate. 2010. Species occurrence of cetaceans in Guinea, including humpback whales with southern hemisphere seasonality. Marine Biodiversity Records 3:e48.
  2. Bamy, I. L., K. Van Waerebeek, S. S. Bah, M. Dia, B. Kaba, N. Keita, S. Konate, and H. Tall. 2006. The cetaceans of Guinea, a first check-list of documented species. SC/58/O15, International Whaling Commission.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Van Waerebeek, K., M. Uwagbae, G. Segniagbeto, I. L. Bamy, and I. Ayissi. 2015. New records of Atlantic humpback dolphin in Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon and Togo underscore fisheries pressure and generalised marine bushmeat demand. bioRxiv:035337.
  6. Van Waerebeek, K., M. Uwagbae, G. H. Segniagbeto, I. L. Bamy, and I. Ayissi. 2017. New records of Atlantic humpback dolphin in Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon and Togo underscore fisheries pressure and generalised marine bushmeat demand. Revue d’Ecologie (Terre et Vie) 72:192-205.
  7. Weir, C. R. 2015. Photo-identification and habitat use of Atlantic humpback dolphins Sousa teuszii around the Río Nuñez Estuary in Guinea, West Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 37:325-334. doi: https://doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2015.1069757
  8. Weir, C. R., and T. Collins. 2015. A Review of the Geographical Distribution and Habitat of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (Sousa teuszii ). In: T. A. Jefferson and B. C. Curry, editors, Advances in Marine Biology Volume 72. Advances in Marine Biology No. Volume 72. Academic Press. p. 79-117.