Project News & Field Updates
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Two events in Abu Dhabi for our partners

December 19, 2016

Two important dugong and seagrass events are on our radar in March 2017 and both are organised by the CMS Dugong MoU Secretariat: Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Dugong MoU Seagrass and Dugong Technical Workshop MOS3 occurs once every three years. It’s key to knowing where dugongs and their habitats are on the […]

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Dugong in the Madagascar News

December 06, 2016

Meetings with villagers in the affected sites, conducted in the form of public consultations, bringing together representatives from each village, called Local Committee of the Park (CLP) are held monthly to collect information useful for the project.

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Indonesian project partners convince fisherman to release captive dugong

November 29, 2016

On 22 September a male dugong was released into the waters of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The dugong was found alive and entangled in a gillnet owned by a local fisherman. The dugong had been captivity for a week prior to being released. While DSCP-Indonesia Team was socializing and monitoring dugong and seagrass in Lingayan Island located […]

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Dugong and Seagrass Project in the News

November 13, 2016

The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project recently organized the 2nd Executive Project Steering Committee held on the 1st and 2nd of November, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To publicize the event, the Project Coordinating Committee and our project partners in Malaysia organized a media event that met some success. Here is are several links to the […]

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Second Executive Project Steering Committee of the DSCP met in KL in November 2016

November 02, 2016

The Second Executive Project Steering Committee Meeting of the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project occured in November 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the Royale Chulan Damansara hotel. 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 […]

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Dugong Festival in Sahamalaza Madagascar at October’s End

October 25, 2016

Our project partners in Madagascar, COSAP Sahamalaza (MG4), organized a dugong festival on Berafia Island. The festival ran from 28 to 29 October 2016. A number of exciting events occurred over the two-day celebration. Traditional boxing. A gala. A disco. Dugong poetry and educational sessions. The festival was very well attended. All our Madagascar project […]

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Dugong featured on “The Ark” podcast

October 25, 2016

5,000 year-old cave paintings of dugongs in Malaysia. Commonalities between pandas and dugongs. Dugong intelligence. Can dugongs remember? The dugong is featured in a 7-minute episode of The Ark – a podcast “dedicated to chronicling life that was and life that is in the natural world.” Aeron Allen, the producer of the podcast, shared this […]

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Environmental and Socio-Economic Reports from Puttlam Langoon, Sri Lanka

October 13, 2016

Our project partner in Kalpatiya, Sri Lanka recently completed a two reports. The first, is an extensive examination of the socio-economic conditions in and around the Puttlam Lagoon. The second report is a similar study on the environmental conditions of the lagoon. You can download the reports from our website by clicking on the links […]

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A global call to action from the World Seagrass Association

October 12, 2016

Call to save Seagrass signed this month at the 12th International Seagrass Biology Workshop in Wales, UK urgently states “The international seagrass research and conservation community together with the World Seagrass Association calls on all governments and global institutions to take local, regional and global action to ensure the future survival of seagrass meadows.” It […]

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