The Dugong Legend of Lau from the Solomon Islands

February 12, 2018

By BIRA’AU WILSON SAENI Originally Published in the July to September 2017 issue of the Solomon Islands Star – Maliata Magazine The dugong, or ia tekwa in the Lau language, is a taboo animal for the people of Bailangi and Buni tribes. For ages, it has been forbidden to eat dugong. This taboo is based on a legend […]

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Community Based Marine Protected Areas: A conversation with Trudiann Dale of Conservation International in Timor-Leste

January 23, 2018

The Project Coordination Team for the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project sat down with Trudiann Dale from Conservation International in Timor-Leste to discuss Community-Based Marine Protected Areas. Conservation International has been working with two communities in Timor-Leste to develop CBMPA. Communities there have the legal authority to declare and enforce marine protected areas – making […]

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Traditional Management of Marine Resources: What conservationists can learn from communities.

January 23, 2018

DSCP: Please introduce yourself. Anselmo: My name is Anselmo Lopes Amaral. I am the Marine Program Manager for Conservation International in Timor-Leste. DSCP: How is CI involved in the Project? Where do you work? Anselmo: Conservation International is a DSCP Project Partner in Timor-Leste. We are working in Nino Konis Santana National Park (see map […]

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Insights about the Bazaruto (Mozambique) Fishers. By Isabelle Giddy from the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

January 21, 2018

Orientation to the fishers of Bazaruto As you gaze upon the waters of Bazaruto Archipelago, you wonder about the almost mythical Dugong, referred to by some as the mermaids of the ocean. Once you move beyond this, you may then appreciate the abundance of sea life – schools of fish swimming in the clear waters, […]

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Business & Dugong Conservation: An interview with two business leaders

January 15, 2018

Recently, the CMS Dugong MoU Secretariat has introduced the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project to two companies interested to support our conservation cause. Please meet the companies and learn more about why dugongs and seagrasses matter to them. DSCP: Please introduce yourselves. John: My name is John Roberts. I am the Group Director of Conservation […]

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“Happy New Year!” from the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project

January 01, 2018

Dear Partner, The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project marked another year of conservation success stories. In 2017, we critically reviewed of our achievements and challenges and acted on many lessons learned to improve the way we address the drivers of dugongs and seagrasses loss. Our 26 Partners across the eight project countries worked hard during […]

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Dried Fish. A conversation starter.

October 25, 2017

Our partners in Mozambique recently sent us a series of photographs of fish drying in the sun on wooden racks. “Why would our project partners send us these photos? What do dried fish have to do with dugong conservation?” we wondered. And, then, we began making some connections and observations… Why do we dry our […]

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Mozambique: new partnerships set to link health services with marine conservation initiatives

June 30, 2016

Mozambique: new partnerships set to link health services with marine conservation initiatives Blog entry from BlueVentures Blue Ventures is launching new support partnerships with the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Peace Parks Foundation as they work to incorporate community health elements into their marine conservation initiatives in Mozambique. In a country where almost a third of […]

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Supporting Partner Interview – CMS – Abu Dhabi

May 01, 2016

Lyle Glowka Executive Coordinator Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Office – Abu Dhabi United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Lyle is the Executive Coordinator of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), Abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A biologist and international lawyer, he has been providing legal and policy advice on biodiversity‐related issues to governments, intergovernmental organisations […]

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