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Watch! How conservation works: A model for conserving dugongs and seagrass

June 18, 2017

How do you begin to save dugongs and seagrass in subsistence communities along the Indian Ocean and into the Pacific? This is what we do. Its our bread and butter. We work from a model of conservation. This model includes 4 interrelated parts: Research, Policy, Education and Economic Incentives. Our partners are applying this conservation […]

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‘Lala the Dugong’, a children’s storybook from Madagascar’s Nosy Hara Marine Park

June 14, 2017

Community Centred Conservatoin (C3) just completed a beautifully illustrated children’s book about Lala the Dugong who lives in Madagascar’s Nosy Hara Marine Park. Lala’s future is safe because fishermen protect and she brings them good luck. To download your very own copy in English click here To download your very own copy in Malagasy click […]

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Meet the new team members

June 11, 2017

Chelcia Gomese National Facilitator Solomon Islands GEF Dugong and Seagrass Project WorldFish Honiara Honiara, Solomon Islands   My name is Chelcia Gomese, and I am from the Western Solomon Islands. I recently completed my Master’s degree in Environmental studies in New Zealand, and have just started working with WorldFish. I am the National Facilitator to […]

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Real-life dugong rescue workshop (Photo Slideshow)

June 08, 2017

A programme in Indonesia teaches all to rescue dugongs. Any volunteers to act like a dugong?

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Watch! #followthedugong animated gifs.

June 07, 2017

Our awesome creative company, Mojo Ink created a series of animated gifs for our project. The animations feature a lovely dugong character who swims the world and invites his audience to share in his adventures. #followthedugong from Madagascar to Japan to Abu Dhabi. Watch him fall in love. These are the excellent adventures of Dave […]

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Mid-term Review Undertaken in Eight Countries

June 07, 2017

In December 2016, the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project underwent its Mid-Term Review (MTR) in the eight Project countries that it operates in, namely Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu, by a Team of three consultants. This means that the global Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project, which started in […]

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Save the Date! Third ‘Executive Project Steering Committee’ in Madagascar Nov 2017

June 07, 2017

The third meeting of the Executive Project Steering Committee for the Project will occur from 20 to 24 November, 2017 in Madagascar. The main objective of the EPSC meetings is to gather all EPSC members to assess the overall progress of the national projects in the eight Project Countries under the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation […]

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Sirenews (April 2017) publishes posters from MOS3 in their biannual newsletter. Read/Download.

June 07, 2017

In March many of our partners traveled to Abu Dhabi for the Third Meeting of Signatory States to the Dugong MoU. During the meeting our partners presented their projects during poster sessions. These posters will very well received and contributed quite a lot to the overall content of the meeting. Such that, we were asked […]

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The Art of Conservation: A conversation with Johan van der Ploeg

June 05, 2017

A few weeks ago Johan Van Der Ploeg from Worldfish in the Solomon Islands shared artwork with us by a Solomon Island artist named John Limaito’o: It struck a cord. These were beautiful — an indigenous and culturally rich approach to conservation outreach. We had not seen this before. Outreach is typically planned from offices, […]

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Watch! Awesome TV Coverage from NDTV (India) of the Sri Lanka Projects

June 05, 2017

New Delhi Television (NDTV)featured our Sri Lanka Dugong and Seagrass Project in a 20 minute documentary film. This is the second major success of UN Environment sponsored media trip to Sri Lanka to highlight the global work of the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project. NDTV is, and has been for more than a quarter century, […]

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