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The Dugong Legend of Lau from the Solomon Islands
February 12, 2018By BIRA’AU WILSON SAENI Originally Published in the July to September 2017 issue of the Solomon Islands Star – Maliata Magazine The dugong, or ia tekwa in the Lau language, is a taboo animal for the people of Bailangi and Buni tribes. For ages, it has been forbidden to eat dugong. This taboo is based on a legend […]Project Partner
Insights about the Bazaruto (Mozambique) Fishers. By Isabelle Giddy from the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
January 21, 2018Orientation to the fishers of Bazaruto As you gaze upon the waters of Bazaruto Archipelago, you wonder about the almost mythical Dugong, referred to by some as the mermaids of the ocean. Once you move beyond this, you may then appreciate the abundance of sea life – schools of fish swimming in the clear waters, […]Interview | Project Partner
“Happy New Year!” from the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project
January 01, 2018Dear Partner, The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project marked another year of conservation success stories. In 2017, we critically reviewed of our achievements and challenges and acted on many lessons learned to improve the way we address the drivers of dugongs and seagrasses loss. Our 26 Partners across the eight project countries worked hard during […]Project Partner
Dried Fish. A conversation starter.
October 25, 2017Our partners in Mozambique recently sent us a series of photographs of fish drying in the sun on wooden racks. “Why would our project partners send us these photos? What do dried fish have to do with dugong conservation?” we wondered. And, then, we began making some connections and observations… Why do we dry our […]Project Partner
Mozambique: new partnerships set to link health services with marine conservation initiatives
June 30, 2016Mozambique: new partnerships set to link health services with marine conservation initiatives Blog entry from BlueVentures Blue Ventures is launching new support partnerships with the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Peace Parks Foundation as they work to incorporate community health elements into their marine conservation initiatives in Mozambique. In a country where almost a third of […]Project Partner
Supporting Partner Interview – CMS – Abu Dhabi
May 01, 2016Lyle Glowka Executive Coordinator Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Office – Abu Dhabi United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Lyle is the Executive Coordinator of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), Abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A biologist and international lawyer, he has been providing legal and policy advice on biodiversity‐related issues to governments, intergovernmental organisations […]Interview | Project Partner
Project Partner Interview – MareCet Malaysia
May 01, 2016Dr Louisa Ponnampalam Chairperson & Co-Founder, The MareCet Research Foundation Research Fellow, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpar Dr Louisa Ponnampalam is a Malaysian marine conservationist whose work focuses on the ecological research and conservation of small cetaceans and more recently, dugongs. Currently a Research Fellow at University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Louisa is also Chairperson and Co-Founder […]Interview | Project Partner