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Alternative livelihoods: Spirulina project off to a good start in Solomon Islands

May 08, 2018

As part of a new initiative in Alternative Livelihoods, EnerGaia are making progress developing a new Spirulina farming project in the Solomon Islands for coastal communities. Prior to launching the project EnerGaia made two visits to assess needs and feasibility of the project. EnerGaia is currently targeting to send its first shipment of equipment in […]

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News from Madagascar: “Carnivals and capacity building: Fishers learn new skills and share ideas at MIHARIS Northwest regional workshop

May 02, 2018

The MIHARI Network obtained funding from the GEF Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project for an initiative called “Fisher knowledge, awareness and behaviour change for the conservation of dugongs and seagrass using the MIHARI network of Locally Managed Marine Areas in Madagascar.” 170 participants including more than 130 small-scale fishers and community leaders from the Boeny, […]

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Dugong Festival in Madagascar 22 March 2018

March 15, 2018

Celebrate dugongs with our partners in Madagascar on the 22nd of March 2018. This is the second dugong festival organized in Nosy Be. To celebrate the occasion, our partners there have produced two fantastic posters and are encouraging all of us to spread the word. Download Poster One Here: http://www.dugongconservation.org/media/2018/03/Poster-Festival-des-Dugongs.pdf Download Poster Two Here: http://www.dugongconservation.org/media/2018/03/Dugong-Festival-Poster-PNG.png

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Dugongos – project partner for MZ3 – publishes newsletter

February 05, 2018

Our project partner in Mozambique – Dugongos – published a newsletter about its recent activities. Read (in Portuguese) about their latest activities in Mozambique from aerial surveys, a smartphone app, as well as their plans for 2018. Noticias do proyecto de conservacao de dugongos – fevereiro 2018

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Arifin Putra, an Indonesian movie star, supports Dugong & Seagrass Conservation

January 21, 2018

Arifin Putra is an Indonesian actor. Arifin started his acting career at the age of 13. He starred in various Indonesian TV series, commercials, shorts and music videos, as well as in cinema productions. Off-screen Arifin is an avid reader who also watches movies every chance he gets and loves water sports. Outside of acting, […]

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Third Executive Project Steering Committee met in Thailand in November 2017

January 17, 2018

The Third Executive Project Steering Committee Meeting of the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project occurred in November 2017 in Trang, Thailand at the Anantara Si Kao Resort. The meeting was attended by UNEP representative–UNEP/GEF Task Manager, the CMS Dugong MoU Secretariat, members of the Dugong Technical Group, CMS national Dugong Focal Points/Chairs of National Facilitating […]

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Seagrass planting campaign in Indonesia publicizes its importance to environment

November 05, 2017

Our partners in Indonesia organized a seagrass planting campaign over the weekend. Citing the importance seagrass ecosystems to fish nurseries, coastal erosion and carbon capture, our partners highlighted the health of seagrass ecosystems in Indonesia. While only 5% of the seagrass habitat in Indonesia is classified as healthy; their criteria quite stringent noting that “the […]

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CLP Call for Proposals: Project funding for tree and non-avian marine species in Asia Pacific region

October 29, 2017

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is now accepting applications to support projects in the Asia Pacific region focused on either tree species or non-avian marine species based in seaward habitats. Funding will support early-career conservationists to conduct scientific research, encourage and promote pro-conservation attitudes and deliver tangible results to better conserve and manage the natural […]

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New MS Programme in Coastal Science and Policy at UC Santa Cruz.

October 29, 2017

An announcement for a new MS (Master of Science) program in Coastal Science and Policy at the University of California, Santa Cruzthat’s came across our desk last week. The programme is looking for students who will start the next generation of conservation organization. And the best news…This new program will select the best 10 candidates […]

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Aerial Surveys in Mozambique Reveal Marine Mega-fauna (and the firsherman who may be targeting them).

October 24, 2017

Dugongs are hard to spot – especially from a boat. Even if you managed to see a dugong from a boat, you wouldnt know how many lived in a given area. Aerial surveys, from fixed wing aircraft, are great ways to see the big picture. With a bit of science – and experience – important […]

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