Project News & Field Updates

Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Awareness Displays from Sri Lanka

October 21, 2018

Our Partners in Sri Lanka (LK4) produced two dugong and seagrass conservation posters. Each is attended to raise awareness of the threats to dugong and seagrass, as well as what organizations and individuals can do to reduce these threats. Dugong and Segrass Awareness Leaflet (A4) Dugong and Seagrass Awareness Poster

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Newsletter from Mozambique (Portuguese & English)

October 10, 2018

Here is the October 2018 newsletter from our Project Partners in Mozambique. We hope you enjoy… Download Portuguese version Here: Boletim informativo – conservacao de dugongos – OUTUBRO 2018 Download English version here… Newsletter ENGLISH – OCTOBER 2018

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Your vote can help dugongs win a million bucks! Dugong-based AI project is a Google Impact Challenge finalist

October 09, 2018

We need your help. Our Aussie Friends at Murdoch University are finalists for the Google Impact Challenge. They need our votes to help them win a million bucks for dugongs and seagrass. Its easy to vote, just click here and go vote. Or, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com/australia2018/charities/dugong-detector-murdoch-university-aus With your help […]

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Tourism guidelines for interacting with dugongs produced by our partners in Vanuatu

September 20, 2018

Vanuatu is a special place – white sandy beaches, amazing reefs, beautiful landscapes and approachable dugongs. That’s right, many divers and water sports enthusiasts in Vanuatu are able to get up close and personal with dugongs – often finding themselves able to observe dugongs from very close. Our Project Parterres, the Vanuatu Environmental Science Society, […]

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Timor-Leste Becomes 27th Nation to Sign Dugong MOU

September 10, 2018

Dili, Timor-Leste, 10 September 2018. Timor-Leste became the 27th Signatory to the CMS Dugong MOU. The Secretary General for the Environment, H.E. Demetrio do Amaral de Carvalho (pictured below, second from right) signed the MOU earlier today at a ceremony in Dili, and in doing so committed his government to the long-term protection of dugongs […]

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Fisheries law makes hunting dugong illegal in Solomon Islands

September 04, 2018

Good news from the Solomon Islands – It is now against the law to fish, retain, be in possession of, buy, sell or export dugong. Any violation of this law is punishable by 4 months in prison and/or SI$40,000 fine (US$5,000). Thanks to the Project and the active work of the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation […]

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List of 23 Reports Submitted by Indonesia Project Three (ID3) in 2018

July 03, 2018

Report_Bioecology and Behaviour of Dugong as Recommendation for Responsible Dugong Tourism Report_Community Based Surveillance & Monitoring in Kotawaringin Barat Report_Feasibility Study for Added Value Mechanism for Consevation Activity in Alor Report_Feasibility Study in Kotawaringin Barat Report_Feasibility Study in Tolitoli Report_Legality of Community Surveillance Group & Village Enterprises Report_Movie Screening and Discussion Roadshow Report_Seagrass Monitoring in […]

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List of Communications Materials from Indonesia in 2018

July 03, 2018

Indonesia continues to create targeted communication materials aimed at ensuring the conservation of dugong and seagrass across the county. To view these, please click on the links listed below. Infografis Lamun 02_print Infografis Lamun 01_print Infografis Lamun 04_print Infografis Lamun 03_print Desain 1_uk A0 Desain 2_uk A0 2ZONAT~1 1. Protected biota and species_IND 6. Zonation […]

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List of and Links to Reports submitted by Indonesia Project Two (ID2) in 2018

July 03, 2018

Our project partners in Indonesia (ID2) continue to submit interesting reports about the dugong and seagrass conservation efforts in Indonesia. Read and download the reports for the first half of 2018 listed below. Report_Participation at the Deep and Extreme Indonesia Exhibition 2018 Report_Media Trip to Bintan and West Kotawaringin Report_Dugong Stranding and Other Relevant Events […]

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Symposium on cultural values of dugong and seagrass presented at IMCC5 in Kuching Malaysia

July 01, 2018

The Project organized a symposium at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress in Kuching Malaysia. The title of the symposium was “Integrating Cultural Values in Dugong Conservation” We had excellent presentations from our Project Partners from Mozambique, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Malaysia and Madagascar, as well as presentations from Donna Kwan from the CMS Dugong MoU […]

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