What We Do

The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project aims to enhance the conservation of dugongs (Dugong dugon) and their associated seagrass ecosystems in eight countries in the Indo-Pacific region, namely Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu.

This project is the first coordinated global effort to conserve dugongs and their seagrass habitats. At the heart of the project lies the ambition to mobilise community participation and ownership of dugong and seagrass conservation, focusing on introducing sustainable fisheries practices and innovative financial incentives, establishing Locally Managed Marine Protected Areas (LMMPA), and mainstreaming dugong and seagrass conservation priorities into national and regional policies and planning.

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Spirulina Cultivation to promote Marine Habitat Conservation in the Solomon Islands...

EnerGaia aims to work with local communities, non-governmental organisations and governments to help people achieve better health, incomes and environmental...

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Increasing knowledge on dugong distribution at selected sites in north-western Sri...

LK6 aims to eradicate knowledge gaps that prevent effective management, conservation and policy initiatives concerning dugongs in the Bay of...

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Latest News

07th February 2019

Policy gap analyses of Project countries for the protection of...

23rd January 2019

Timor-Leste hosts training workshops in Dili for drone surveys and...

21st January 2019

Attempted Rescue of Stranded Dugong Demonstrates Community Commitment to Conservation...