Project News & Field Updates
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Global project makes ‘waves’ on UNEP website

January 04, 2017

The United Nations Environment Programme – UN Environment or UNEP – recently featured our Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project on its website (see frame below). The article highlights the global project and features short excerpts from several of our partners including Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu and Mozambique. We are honored by their interest and attention. […]

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CMS Dugong MoU is calling for Abstracts for the MOS3 Event in March 2017

January 03, 2017

The CMS Dugong MoU is calling on project partners to submit abstracts by 6 January. The abstracts are for the MOS3 event in Abu Dhabi to be held at the Dusit Thani in March. The call is competitive – the best abstract will be selected and the author will receive an all expenses paid trip […]

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Pulau Sibu (MY1) team submits baseline survey data

December 27, 2016

A very interesting report from our team in Pulau Sibu was released today. The report is based on in-depth interviews of community members of the island of Pulau Sibu in eastern Malaysia. In the waters off the coast of this island is a sizable population of dugongs that are protected by a gazetted marine park. […]

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Field updates: Johor Malaysia – Observations of community from a dugong conservationist

December 22, 2016

Nazirul (known to his friends as Yun) is Malaysian, from the town of Kuala Lipis in the central mountain spine of Malaysia. He is a graduate of University Malaysia Terengganu, with a degree in Conservation and Biodiversity Management. He talks here about his introduction to the community on Sibu Island, the location for a proposed […]

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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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