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

April 16, 2017

This week the Sunday Times, a newspaper in Sri Lanka, featured an article about the impact of illegal fishing on dugongs. While it is recognized that trade in dugong meat and illegal fishing practices continue to be significant threats to dugong populations in northwestern Sri Lanka, a Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project is offering economic […]

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The call for 2017 EDGE Fellowship applications is NOW OPEN

April 13, 2017

Our friends at ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme (www.edgeofexistence.org) are calling for applications for its fellowship programme. A few of the EDGE species (amphibians, corals, birds, mammals, reptiles) are located in or near countries where our project partners already work including the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Here is a pdf document describing the […]

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A dugong shows appreciation to Madagascar conservation team

April 12, 2017

On March 28, 2017 our project partners (MG4) planned a a meeting in Ambatofotsy (Anorotsangana) Madagascar to work with the local community on the dugong and seagrass conservation and implement a local governance structure. In addition to the local community leaders, the community visit was attended by the head of the Environment, Ecology and Forest […]

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Dugong and Seagrass Project Poster Presentations at MOS3 032017

March 22, 2017

Dugong and seagrass experts gathered in Abu Dhabi from 13 to 16 March 2017 for the Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Dugong Memorandum of Understanding. 18 of our project partners presented posters summarizing their work to date for the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project including partners from Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, […]

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Training on Dugong and Seagrass Monitoring and Survey Method / Training on Methods to Survey and Monitor Dugong and Seagrass

February 01, 2017

DSCP Indonesia invited academics, researchers, and practitioners focusing on dugong and seagrass conservation to participate in “Training on Methods to Survey and Monitor Dugong and Seagrass”. This event was held in Ancol, Jakarta, during January 30th to February 1st, 2017, and in Tolitoli, Central Sulawesi, during February 3-5, 2017. About 40 participants will be invited […]

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Drones survey dugongs and seagrass. Lessons learned in Lawas, Malaysia

January 26, 2017

Our partners at the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) in Lawas, Malaysia are flying drones to survey dugong populations and map seagrass meadows. The crew has logged many hours with their fleet of drones. Flying drones is not as simple as it looks and involves a lot more than manipulating joysticks on a remote control. There […]

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And the ‘waves’ keep rolling…from UNEP to GEF…surf over to GEF read about our Project

January 08, 2017

After recent attention from the United Nations Environment Programme, now the Global Environment Programme – GEF – is featuring our Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project on its website (see frame below). The article highlights the global project and features short excerpts from several of our partners including Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu and Mozambique. We are […]

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Global project makes ‘waves’ on UNEP website

January 04, 2017

The United Nations Environment Programme – UN Environment or UNEP – recently featured our Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project on its website (see frame below). The article highlights the global project and features short excerpts from several of our partners including Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu and Mozambique. We are honored by their interest and attention. […]

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CMS Dugong MoU is calling for Abstracts for the MOS3 Event in March 2017

January 03, 2017

The CMS Dugong MoU is calling on project partners to submit abstracts by 6 January. The abstracts are for the MOS3 event in Abu Dhabi to be held at the Dusit Thani in March. The call is competitive – the best abstract will be selected and the author will receive an all expenses paid trip […]

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Pulau Sibu (MY1) team submits baseline survey data

December 27, 2016

A very interesting report from our team in Pulau Sibu was released today. The report is based on in-depth interviews of community members of the island of Pulau Sibu in eastern Malaysia. In the waters off the coast of this island is a sizable population of dugongs that are protected by a gazetted marine park. […]

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