SAVE THE DUGONG! A global effort to conserve dugongs
and their seagrass habitats
What We Do

The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project aims to enhance the conservation of dugongs (Dugong dugon) and their associated seagrass ecosystems in eight countries in the Indo-Pacific region, namely Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu.

This project is the first coordinated global effort to conserve dugongs and their seagrass habitats. At the heart of the project lies the ambition to mobilise community participation and ownership of dugong and seagrass conservation, focusing on introducing sustainable fisheries practices and innovative financial incentives, establishing Locally Managed Marine Protected Areas (LMMPA), and mainstreaming dugong and seagrass conservation priorities into national and regional policies and planning.

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Spirulina Cultivation to promote Marine Habitat Conservation in the Solomon Islands...

EnerGaia aims to work with local communities, non-governmental organisations and governments to help people achieve better health, incomes and environmental...

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Increasing knowledge on dugong distribution at selected sites in north-western Sri...

LK6 aims to eradicate knowledge gaps that prevent effective management, conservation and policy initiatives concerning dugongs in the Bay of...

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Latest News

13th July 2021

Dugong deaths in Sri Lanka lend urgency to calls for...

05th July 2021

Seminar on Marine Mammal Threats 30 June 2021

12th September 2019

DNA study shows Madagascar’s dugong are very unique.