Project News & Field Updates
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App Alert: Record your sightings of marine mammals, dugongs included, with this App

October 02, 2017

Sighting a marine mammal can be an exciting thing. One of the first things we are likely to do is snap a photo. What if you could also contribute that sighting to science? Citizen-science projects are becoming more popular with the widespread distribution of smart phones. Dugongs are no exception! And one of our partners […]

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Announcement: Analyst needed for Conservation Policy ‘Gap Analysis’ in Mozambique

October 02, 2017

The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project in Mozambique is looking for a consultant to deliver a policy gap analysis for Mozambique – related to the conservation of dugong and seagrass. Details of the position/role of the consultant can be found in these Terms of Reference. Experts interested in the opportunity should send a letter of […]

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Small-scale fisheries are key to the protection of dugong and seagrass throughout their range

September 07, 2017

Small-scale fisheries, like those operated from the communities in which the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project operates, are key to the protection of dugong and seagrass throughout their range. By-catch and direct targeting of dugongs are among the greatest threats to the species. These same threats are also important to the conservation of sharks, sea […]

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Poachers in Madagascar Caught and Punished by Local Community for ‘DINA’ Violations

August 30, 2017

MG4 project shares the following story about the community members who took enforcement action and protected their natural resources… Dugong and seagrass are protected under community level agreement, known as “DINA”, in the Sahamalaza Biosphere Reserve. Also, they included marine turtles as protected wildlife because of the high level of exploitation in the northwestern areas. […]

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WATCH: Video of dugong in fishing net being released by fisherman in Sarawak, Malaysia.

August 07, 2017

This video, filmed by fisherman, is of a dugong entangled in a fishing net. Watch the fishermen work feverishly to cut the net and release the dugong. Its amazing to see how quickly the dugong swims away after being untangled. Entanglement in fishing nets is one of the biggest killers of dugong across their range. […]

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C3, one of our partners in Madagascar, was awarded a CEPF grant for more dugong conservation in northern Madagascar

August 07, 2017

C3 Madagascar is happy to announce that it has had a grant application to the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) approved for 2017 which will help it in its mission to protect dugong’s across the entire remote northern coast of Madagascar! The project will focus on rapid assessments of dugong and sea turtle populations, threats […]

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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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