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.