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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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Conservation Gap Analysis: Madagascar

June 21, 2018

The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project asked two policy experts from the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to explain how to apply the DPSIR policy analysis model to our Project Parnters. With this information our partners are analyzing the policy gaps for dugong and seagrass conservation in their countries. A complete text of the gap […]

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Conservation Policy Gap Analysis: Indonesia

June 21, 2018

The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project asked two policy experts from the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to explain how to apply the DPSIR policy analysis model to our Project Parnters. With this information our partners are analyzing the policy gaps for dugong and seagrass conservation in their countries. Here is one of those analysis […]

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June 2018 Partner Newsletter: Dugong and seagrass conservation in Mozambique

June 20, 2018

The information below is a reproduction of the original newsletter from our project partners in Mozambique. Click here to download the original newsletter. The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project continues its work to protect and conserve the dugong population in Mozambique as well as its habitat. Mozambique has a population of approximately 250 to 300 […]

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Drivers, Pressures, State, Impact, Response (DPSIR): A model for targeted and effective conservation.

June 19, 2018

The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project is working with two policy specialists from the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi. Meet the experts and learn more about applying policy analysis to dugong and seagrass conservation. psc DSCP: Please introduce yourselves. Peter: My name is Peter Fippinger. I am a Senior Advisor for Priority Programs & Advisory […]

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Pacific Islands Regional Dugong Seagrass Workshop – Document Download

June 11, 2018

Delegates from four of the six SPREP Members who are dugong range states (New Caledonia, Palau, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu) convened in Munda, Western Province, Solomon Islands, on 5-8 March 2018, to discuss the status of dugong and seagrass conservation in the region and plan the next steps that need to be undertaken to effectively […]

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Newsletter from Project Partners in Madagascar

June 10, 2018

One of our project partners in Madagascar recently distributed a newsletter. Read about their “carnivals and capacity building” click on the image below to read their newsletter online:

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Call to join Indo-Pacific network of seagrass researchers

June 10, 2018

Richard Unsworth, a DSCP technical advisor and founder of Project Seagrass, is seeking researchers interested in joining an Indo-Pacific network of seagrass researchers. The project, led by Stockholm University, is aiming to create a coherent network of seagrass researchers across the Indo-Pacific region. The idea is to create large-scale data sets from small localised teams […]

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Crowd-sourcing seagrass conservation – An Announcement from Seagrass Watch

June 05, 2018

PRESS RELEASE. 5 JUNE 2018. SEAGRASS WATCH: Our oceans are in deep trouble and we need to find solutions for them fast. As people across the planet come together to celebrate and honour the ocean on World Oceans Day we hope they can be inspired into action and becoming part of these solutions. Marine habitat […]

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Beautiful photo essay of Timor-Leste project site published in The Guardian

May 16, 2018

Our project partners, Conservation International in Timor-Leste, successfully placed a beautiful nature photo essay in The Guardian – one of the UK’s leading and most viewed online dailies. One look at these photos of Timor-Leste’s stunning wildlife and blue sea will instantly create a sense of wander-lust and more than a tinge of workplace envy. […]

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