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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered (foreign list only)

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1972

CRITICAL HABITAT: Not applicable for foreign species

RECOVERY PLAN: Not applicable for foreign species

RANGE: The Pacific and Indian oceans; the coastal waters of Okinawa, Japan, comprise the northernmost range

THREATS: Habitat loss from U.S. military activities and construction, noise pollution, and marine pollution

POPULATION TREND: Fewer than 50 dugongs may remain in and around the island of Okinawa.

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