Project News & Field Updates

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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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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Recording underwater sounds to learn more about dugong populations in Mozambique

October 23, 2017

Our Partner in Mozambique is making great strides in their dugong research targets. Dugongos, one of our partners in Mozambique, have deployed acoustic loggers that record underwater sounds onto SD cards. The loggers are deployed for up to a month, continuously recording underwater sounds. Eventually, the research team must retrieve the logger, access the data […]

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Study finds Sri Lankan fishermen are ready to help conserve marine resources

October 19, 2017

A survey organized by the IUCN found that fishermen in Northern Sri Lanka understand the importance of environmental regulation in protecting their marine resources and many are concerned that marine resources will continue to decline if nothing is done. The results of the survey were presented at the 3rd National Symposium on the Marine Environment […]

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