A recently published study looking at 37 species of conservation concern that are listed on the Appendices of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, including several species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, as well as manatees and dugongs, marine turtles, and crocodiles, found that the consumption of these aquatic animals is widespread in the coastal regions of West, Central and Eastern Africa. They reported that some species are likely to be at risk from over-exploitation, particularly species inhabiting rivers and freshwater areas. For more on this story visit the News Blog page on the Future Media website.