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Save the Date! Third ‘Executive Project Steering Committee’ in Madagascar Nov 2017

June 07, 2017

The third meeting of the Executive Project Steering Committee for the Project will occur from 20 to 24 November, 2017 in Madagascar. The main objective of the EPSC meetings is to gather all EPSC members to assess the overall progress of the national projects in the eight Project Countries under the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation […]

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Sirenews (April 2017) publishes posters from MOS3 in their biannual newsletter. Read/Download.

June 07, 2017

In March many of our partners traveled to Abu Dhabi for the Third Meeting of Signatory States to the Dugong MoU. During the meeting our partners presented their projects during poster sessions. These posters will very well received and contributed quite a lot to the overall content of the meeting. Such that, we were asked […]

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The Art of Conservation: A conversation with Johan van der Ploeg

June 05, 2017

A few weeks ago Johan Van Der Ploeg from Worldfish in the Solomon Islands shared artwork with us by a Solomon Island artist named John Limaito’o: It struck a cord. These were beautiful — an indigenous and culturally rich approach to conservation outreach. We had not seen this before. Outreach is typically planned from offices, […]

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Watch! Awesome TV Coverage from NDTV (India) of the Sri Lanka Projects

June 05, 2017

New Delhi Television (NDTV)featured our Sri Lanka Dugong and Seagrass Project in a 20 minute documentary film. This is the second major success of UN Environment sponsored media trip to Sri Lanka to highlight the global work of the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project. NDTV is, and has been for more than a quarter century, […]

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Volunteers needed for adventure of a lifetime!

June 01, 2017

Do you have a degree in environmental sciences/sustainable development or similar subject and experience living overseas ideally working on conservation or sustainable development projects? Are you practical, adventurous, adaptable and motivated by helping coastal communities improve their quality of life whilst also conserving marine biodiversity? You might be the perfect addition to our teams in […]

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Japan’s national public broadcaster features Sri Lanka dugong and seagrass projects (watch)

May 24, 2017

The national public broadcasting company of Japan, NHK, featured our Sri Lanka dugong and seagrass projects! You can view the 4.5 minute video in the frame below or follow this link: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/videos/20170523213526459/ Their wonderful documentary highlights the work of all our Sri Lankan parters. Watch the team dive to the sea bottom in search of […]

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Sri Lanka Projects in Focus during International Media trip

May 07, 2017

Dugongs and their seagrass friends are certainly getting more attention these days as global attention was directed toward the Dugong and Seagrass of Sri Lanka in April. Numerous print and electronic media outlets highlighted the excellent conservation initiatives of our partners there. Stories appeared in 13 countries and generated an estimated reach of 4.8 million […]

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Sri Lanka’s Sunday Times features Project, Partners and Dugong

April 16, 2017

This week the Sunday Times, a newspaper in Sri Lanka, featured an article about the impact of illegal fishing on dugongs. While it is recognized that trade in dugong meat and illegal fishing practices continue to be significant threats to dugong populations in northwestern Sri Lanka, a Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project is offering economic […]

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The call for 2017 EDGE Fellowship applications is NOW OPEN

April 13, 2017

Our friends at ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme (www.edgeofexistence.org) are calling for applications for its fellowship programme. A few of the EDGE species (amphibians, corals, birds, mammals, reptiles) are located in or near countries where our project partners already work including the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Here is a pdf document describing the […]

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A dugong shows appreciation to Madagascar conservation team

April 12, 2017

On March 28, 2017 our project partners (MG4) planned a a meeting in Ambatofotsy (Anorotsangana) Madagascar to work with the local community on the dugong and seagrass conservation and implement a local governance structure. In addition to the local community leaders, the community visit was attended by the head of the Environment, Ecology and Forest […]

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