Project News & Field Updates

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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List of Reports Submitted by Indonesia Project Three (ID3) in 2017

January 03, 2018

Report_Activities in Tolitoli Oct-Dec17 Report_Activities in Tolitoli Nov17 Report_Activities in Tolitoli Aug-Sep17 Report_Training on Questionnaire Survey & Seagrass Monitoring Report_Training for Pokmaswas REPORT~1 Report_Dugong and Seagrass Monitoring Report_Pokmaswas Establishment Report_Pokmaswas Monitoring and Patrol Report_Questionnaire Survey in Kobar Report_Dugong Code of Conduct Development Report_Media Trip Expo Alor Report_Community Surveillance Group Effectiveness in Pantar Strait MPA Report_Assited […]

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List of Maps Submitted by Indonesia Project 2 (ID2) in 2017

January 03, 2018

Indonesia Project Two (ID2) has been busy researching dugong and seagrass in Indonesia in 2017. In doing so, the project produced several maps associated with the distribution of dugong and seagrass across the country. Seagrass Map Indonesia 2017 Map Dugong Stranding Indonesia 2017 Map dugong sighting Indonesia 2017 Map dugong distribution Indonesia 2017 Map dugong […]

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List of Communication Materials Submitted by Indonesia Project 2 (ID2) in 2nd half of 2017

January 03, 2018

Our project partners in Indonesia have been busy promoting dugong and seagrass conservation. Here is a list of items used to help communicate the importance of dugong and seagrass conservation. Presentation Template_Dugong and Lamun Profile_IND Presentation Template_DSCP Indonesia Profile_IND Factsheet_DSCP T-shirt for indonesia Uniform for staff of ID2 Indonesia

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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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