Project News & Field Updates

Timor-Leste hosts training workshops in Dili for drone surveys and by-catch questionnaire

January 23, 2019

Our Project Partners TL4 in Timor-Leste organized a three-day drone survey and CMS Dugong Bycatch questionnaire workshop this week in Dili. Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project Technical adviser, Chris Cleguer led the sessions on the drone scoping workshop. He assisted the project partners in determining the best techniques and methods for conducting drone surveys for […]


Attempted Rescue of Stranded Dugong Demonstrates Community Commitment to Conservation in Bazaruto, Mozambique

January 21, 2019

Yesterday, our project partners in Mozambique (MZ2) were notified by community members in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago National Park that a dugong had washed ashore and it was still alive. Our partners dispatched their rangers to the scene who assisted the stranded dugong. The dugong, much to the initial relief of the rangers, is seen in […]


PhD opportunity: Seagrass, ecosystem services and management in the Indo-Pacific – based in Sweden

December 18, 2018

Dear Colleagues, We received this notification from our friends at the Dugong MoU… Please see below a PhD opportunity within a project focusing on seagrass, ecosystem services and management in the Indo-Pacific. The opportunity is at Campus Gotland, Uppsala University in Sweden. The deadline for applications is 18 January 2019. More information can be found […]


Partners present Project to Ecological Society of Australia’s Annual Conference

December 06, 2018

The Project Coordination Team was invited by one of the grant recipient of the MbZ Fund to give a presentation about the project at the symposium “Challenge: How to investigate long-lived organisms within 3-year funding cycles?”, part of the 2018 Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia. The conference took place in Brisbane on […]


Talent show with prizes raises money and awareness for aluminium can recycling programme

November 25, 2018

Our partners in the Solomon Islands are organizing a charity concert to help promote and fund raise for their aluminium can recycling programme. The programme is designed to encourage the collection and recycling of aluminum cans from littering the sea and forest floors of the beautiful Solomon Islands. Have a talent? Don’t hide it, let […]


Poster raises awareness for aluminium can recycling programme in the Solomon Islands

November 25, 2018

Our partners in the Solomon Islands created an awareness poster that will be displayed at key public locations around the project site. The poster is particularly relevant to programme to offer compensation to people who collect aluminium cans for an aluminium can recycling developed by our partners. The goal is to reduce the number of […]


Madagascar Project featured by UN Environment

November 21, 2018

UN Environment Website: How community action is helping vulnerable marine mammals stage a comeback in Madagascar. Once again, UN Environment website is featuring the dugong project – particularly the work of our Project Partner in Madagascar Community Centred Conservation. C3 has provided numerous economic incentives to the local community, including various farming activities, UN Environment […]


Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Awareness Displays from Sri Lanka

October 21, 2018

Our Partners in Sri Lanka (LK4) produced two dugong and seagrass conservation posters. Each is attended to raise awareness of the threats to dugong and seagrass, as well as what organizations and individuals can do to reduce these threats. Dugong and Segrass Awareness Leaflet (A4) Dugong and Seagrass Awareness Poster


Newsletter from Mozambique (Portuguese & English)

October 10, 2018

Here is the October 2018 newsletter from our Project Partners in Mozambique. We hope you enjoy… Download Portuguese version Here: Boletim informativo – conservacao de dugongos – OUTUBRO 2018 Download English version here… Newsletter ENGLISH – OCTOBER 2018