Project News & Field Updates

Diary of a Dugong: Legends, Taboos and Truths amidst the Seagrass – an essay by Alia Yunis

March 20, 2019

One day, two girls walked to the coast. They were astonished to see the sea and thought it would taste like water. The girls found a coconut on the beach. One sister was crying for something inside the coconut. The other was trying to offer her every part of the coconut she could but she […]

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Aramco World’s ‘Sirens of the Seagrass’ – a dugong story by Alia Yunis

March 20, 2019

Travel around the world with Alia Yunis as she tells a dugong story. Journey from the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia or Delma Island in the United Arab Emirates to Mozambique, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Australia. This is an intricate story of dugong, seagreass, culture and childhood. Published in the most […]

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Summary of the Closing Workshop in Bali Indonesia February 2019

March 18, 2019

Materials from 2019 Closing Workshop in Bali, Indonesia

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“Diving with Dugongs: If you’re lucky” featured in Vanuatu airlines inflight magazine

February 27, 2019

The dugongs of Vanuatu are flying high in Vanuatu’s in-flight magazine. To read more click the link below to download and read the article. In flight magazine

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Policy gap analyses of Project countries for the protection of dugong and seagrass

February 07, 2019

The Project Coordination Team in Abu Dhabi commissioned a report on gaps policy for the protection of dugong and seagrass in all eight project countries. In this report, project countries representatives analysed the current state of dugong populations and seagrass habitat using the Drivers, Pressures, State, Impact and Response (DPSIR) Model. The purpose of this […]

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Timor-Leste hosts training workshops in Dili for drone surveys and by-catch questionnaire

January 23, 2019

Our Project Partners TL4 in Timor-Leste organized a three-day drone survey and CMS Dugong Bycatch questionnaire workshop this week in Dili. Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project Technical adviser, Chris Cleguer led the sessions on the drone scoping workshop. He assisted the project partners in determining the best techniques and methods for conducting drone surveys for […]

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Attempted Rescue of Stranded Dugong Demonstrates Community Commitment to Conservation in Bazaruto, Mozambique

January 21, 2019

Yesterday, our project partners in Mozambique (MZ2) were notified by community members in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago National Park that a dugong had washed ashore and it was still alive. Our partners dispatched their rangers to the scene who assisted the stranded dugong. The dugong, much to the initial relief of the rangers, is seen in […]

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PhD opportunity: Seagrass, ecosystem services and management in the Indo-Pacific – based in Sweden

December 18, 2018

Dear Colleagues, We received this notification from our friends at the Dugong MoU… Please see below a PhD opportunity within a project focusing on seagrass, ecosystem services and management in the Indo-Pacific. The opportunity is at Campus Gotland, Uppsala University in Sweden. The deadline for applications is 18 January 2019. More information can be found […]

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Partners present Project to Ecological Society of Australia’s Annual Conference

December 06, 2018

The Project Coordination Team was invited by one of the grant recipient of the MbZ Fund to give a presentation about the project at the symposium “Challenge: How to investigate long-lived organisms within 3-year funding cycles?”, part of the 2018 Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia. The conference took place in Brisbane on […]

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