Project News & Field Updates

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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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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