Use and Trade [top] Use and Trade: Archaeological evidence confirms exploitation of Dugongs by early humans. Excavations in the Torres Strait, Australia, has revealed that Dugong hunting in this region dates back at least 4, years and possibly up to 7, years Crouch et al. Although hunting is now legally banned in most countries, there are important exceptions for the subsistence use by traditional peoples.
List of mammals of the Philippines From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Asian small-clawed otter This is a list of the mammal species recorded in the Philippines. There are native mammal species in the Philippinesexcluding those of the order Cetacea whales, dolphins, and porpoises and extinct species Pleistocene Epochof which around six are critically endangered, around thirteen are endangered, around thirty are vulnerable, and around two are near-threatened.
Eight of the species listed for the Philippines have been extinct since the Pleistocene Epoch. One fossil species of Sirenia has been found in Palawan and could have been extinct since the Miocene, the eastern-most fossil remains of any Sirenia in history, However, there are also extinct deer and pig fossil remains known in the Philippine not yet included in this list, as well as other buffalo and small mammal species from the Pleistocene Epoch.
One species which became extinct in the 13th to possibly the 16th century, the Asian elephantwhich was transported to the Sultanate of Sulu and Maguindanao but became extinct in those areas or whose individuals were transported back to Sabah for unknown reasons.
One former species, Acerodon luciferis extinct, but is now highly regarded as part of the species Acerodon jubatus today, thus, the species still thrives in the archipelago, but is locally extinct on the island of Panay.
Seven species in the country have been introduced for agriculture, transportation, companionship, and tourism and has played significant roles in the livelihood of the people.
One species, the sika deer, was introduced for unknown purpose, and evolved into as separate subspecies on Jolo Island, while three species introduced accidentally through ships are worldwide pests: The taxonomy and naming of the individual species is based on 1 The Synopsis of Philippine Mammals by the Smithsonian Institution; 2 recent articles on species discovery in the country; 3 domesticated profiles; and 4 those used in existing Wikipedia articles as of 21 May and supplemented by the common names and taxonomy from the IUCN, the Smithsonian Institution, or the University of Michigan where no Wikipedia article was available.
EX No reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. EW Extinct in the wild Known only to survive in captivity or as a naturalized populations well outside its previous range.
CR The species is at imminent risk of extinction in the wild. EN The species is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. VU The species is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.
NT Near threatened The species does not meet any of the criteria that would categorize it as risking extinction but it is likely to do so in the future. LC There are no current identifiable risks to the species. DD Data deficient There is inadequate information to make an assessment of the risks to this species.
Some species were assessed using an earlier set of criteria. Species assessed using this system have the following instead of near threatened and least concern categories:The dugong is a large, gentle marine mammal closely related to the manatee. Its habitat stretches throughout the Indo-West Pacific, primarily in coastal seagrass meadows located in mangrove channels and protected bays.
Dugongs join manatees in the Order Sirenia, the group of animals that, some say, inspired tales of mermaids. With their grayish-brown skin and whiskered face, dugongs resemble manatees, but are found on the other side of the world.
Dugong News Articles About Dugong The first marine mammal to be protected in the Philippines was the dugong, although monitoring this is difficult. Palau has legislated to protect dugongs, although this is not well enforced and poaching persists.
The dugong (Dugong dugon) is a large marine mammal which, together with the three species of manatee, is one of four extant members of the order Sirenia, the only fully-aquatic herbivorous mammals.
It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, Steller's Sea Cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) was hunted to extinction in the 18th century.
List of mammals of the Philippines. Jump to navigation Jump to search estuaries, coastal marine waters, swamps, and marine wetlands. All four species are endangered.
One species occur in the Philippines. Dugong Dugong dugon VU; Order: Scandentia (treeshrews). Gill nets are significant threat to many marine mammals including dugongs (Read et al. , Moore et al. , Pilcher et al.
). Some Dugong declines coincide with the introduction of monofilament nylon gill nets (Muir and Kizka ).