An assessment of cetacean bycatches, strandings and other mortalities from Central Africa, including evidence of use by people.
Collins, T., Van Waerebeek, K., Carvalho, I., Boumba, R., Dilambaka, E., Mouissou, E., Thonio, J., Minton, G., Kema Kema, R., Samuel Mbungu Ndamba, Musgrave, R., Ngouessono, S., Rosenbaum, H
The coasts of Central Africa are extensive and are subject to a wide range of anthropogenic pressures, ranging from large-scale urban development to areas with very few outward signs of human presence. Several regional capitals are located on the coasts, as are major ports, and in these areas coastal development is extensive and human population densities high. The region also hosts some of the least affected coastlines in the world where large tracts of wilderness border extensive beaches and mangroves. Terrestrial wildlife can be abundant in these areas and signs of human activity, including settlements, generally rare.