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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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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Using incentivized environmental stewardship to conserve dugongs and seagrass habitat at...

MG3 seeks to support and strengthen protection efforts in the Nosy Hara Marine Park, which has been identified as the...

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Latest News

16th April 2017

Sri Lanka’s Sunday Times features Project, Partners and Dugong

13th April 2017

The call for 2017 EDGE Fellowship applications is NOW OPEN

12th April 2017

A dugong shows appreciation to Madagascar conservation team