Project News & Field Updates

Timor-Leste Becomes 27th Nation to Sign Dugong MOU

September 10, 2018

Dili, Timor-Leste, 10 September 2018. Timor-Leste became the 27th Signatory to the CMS Dugong MOU. The Secretary General for the Environment, H.E. Demetrio do Amaral de Carvalho (pictured below, second from right) signed the MOU earlier today at a ceremony in Dili, and in doing so committed his government to the long-term protection of dugongs […]

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Fisheries law makes hunting dugong illegal in Solomon Islands

September 04, 2018

Good news from the Solomon Islands – It is now against the law to fish, retain, be in possession of, buy, sell or export dugong. Any violation of this law is punishable by 4 months in prison and/or SI$40,000 fine (US$5,000). Thanks to the Project and the active work of the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation […]

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List of 23 Reports Submitted by Indonesia Project Three (ID3) in 2018

July 03, 2018

Report_Bioecology and Behaviour of Dugong as Recommendation for Responsible Dugong Tourism Report_Community Based Surveillance & Monitoring in Kotawaringin Barat Report_Feasibility Study for Added Value Mechanism for Consevation Activity in Alor Report_Feasibility Study in Kotawaringin Barat Report_Feasibility Study in Tolitoli Report_Legality of Community Surveillance Group & Village Enterprises Report_Movie Screening and Discussion Roadshow Report_Seagrass Monitoring in […]

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List of Communications Materials from Indonesia in 2018

July 03, 2018

Indonesia continues to create targeted communication materials aimed at ensuring the conservation of dugong and seagrass across the county. To view these, please click on the links listed below. Infografis Lamun 02_print Infografis Lamun 01_print Infografis Lamun 04_print Infografis Lamun 03_print Desain 1_uk A0 Desain 2_uk A0 2ZONAT~1 1. Protected biota and species_IND 6. Zonation […]

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List of and Links to Reports submitted by Indonesia Project Two (ID2) in 2018

July 03, 2018

Our project partners in Indonesia (ID2) continue to submit interesting reports about the dugong and seagrass conservation efforts in Indonesia. Read and download the reports for the first half of 2018 listed below. Report_Participation at the Deep and Extreme Indonesia Exhibition 2018 Report_Media Trip to Bintan and West Kotawaringin Report_Dugong Stranding and Other Relevant Events […]

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Symposium on cultural values of dugong and seagrass presented at IMCC5 in Kuching Malaysia

July 01, 2018

The Project organized a symposium at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress in Kuching Malaysia. The title of the symposium was “Integrating Cultural Values in Dugong Conservation” We had excellent presentations from our Project Partners from Mozambique, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Malaysia and Madagascar, as well as presentations from Donna Kwan from the CMS Dugong MoU […]

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Conservation Gap Analysis: Madagascar

June 21, 2018

The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project asked two policy experts from the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to explain how to apply the DPSIR policy analysis model to our Project Parnters. With this information our partners are analyzing the policy gaps for dugong and seagrass conservation in their countries. A complete text of the gap […]

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Conservation Policy Gap Analysis: Indonesia

June 21, 2018

The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project asked two policy experts from the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to explain how to apply the DPSIR policy analysis model to our Project Parnters. With this information our partners are analyzing the policy gaps for dugong and seagrass conservation in their countries. Here is one of those analysis […]

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June 2018 Partner Newsletter: Dugong and seagrass conservation in Mozambique

June 20, 2018

The information below is a reproduction of the original newsletter from our project partners in Mozambique. Click here to download the original newsletter. The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project continues its work to protect and conserve the dugong population in Mozambique as well as its habitat. Mozambique has a population of approximately 250 to 300 […]

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Drivers, Pressures, State, Impact, Response (DPSIR): A model for targeted and effective conservation.

June 19, 2018

The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project is working with two policy specialists from the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi. Meet the experts and learn more about applying policy analysis to dugong and seagrass conservation. UPDATE: The Policy Gap Analysis Report has been completed since this news article was first posted. Download it here: DPSIR Review […]

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