Project News & Field Updates

Our friend’s and neighbours in Bahrain are conserving Bahrain’s oyster beds

January 15, 2017

The Arabian Gulf, along which Abu Dhabi is situated, is beautiful and full of wildlife. Whale Sharks, Bottle-nose dolphin, coral reef, seagrass, oh … and dugong are abundant. It sits in remarkable contrast to the arid sand and mountain deserts found inland. Not too long ago (the UAE was only founded in 1972 and oil […]

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And the ‘waves’ keep rolling…from UNEP to GEF…surf over to GEF read about our Project

January 08, 2017

After recent attention from the United Nations Environment Programme, now the Global Environment Programme – GEF – is featuring 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 […]

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

January 03, 2017

Indonesia Project Two (ID2) was busy again mapping, researching and reporting on the status of dugong and seagrass in Indonesia. Here is a list of these reports and maps for downloading. Reports Submitted for Reporting Period January to June 2016 Fact Sheet_DSCP ID Report_Awareness Level Survey Report_Communication Strategy and Advocation Workshop Reports Submitted for Reporting […]

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List of Maps Submitted by Indonesia Project 2 (ID2) in 2016

January 03, 2017

The following is a list of maps created by Indonesia Project 2 (ID2) in 2016. The maps relate to specific areas of the project site and relate to dugongs and seagrass. Click on each image to see the full-sized image.

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List of Reports Submitted by Indonesia Project 2 (ID2) in 2016

January 03, 2017

Indonesia Project 2 (ID2) submitted several progress reports in 2016. Here is a list from which you can download and view these reports. Report_Tolitoli Preliminary Survey Report Report_SEAMMSN Report_Sangihe Survey Report_Kotawaringin Barat Preliminary Survey Report_Bintan Preliminary Survey Report Report_Alor Preliminary Survey

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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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