Project News & Field Updates

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 […]


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 […]


Pacific Islands Regional Dugong Seagrass Workshop – Document Download

June 11, 2018

Delegates from four of the six SPREP Members who are dugong range states (New Caledonia, Palau, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu) convened in Munda, Western Province, Solomon Islands, on 5-8 March 2018, to discuss the status of dugong and seagrass conservation in the region and plan the next steps that need to be undertaken to effectively […]


Newsletter from Project Partners in Madagascar

June 10, 2018

One of our project partners in Madagascar recently distributed a newsletter. Read about their “carnivals and capacity building” click on the image below to read their newsletter online:


Call to join Indo-Pacific network of seagrass researchers

June 10, 2018

Richard Unsworth, a DSCP technical advisor and founder of Project Seagrass, is seeking researchers interested in joining an Indo-Pacific network of seagrass researchers. The project, led by Stockholm University, is aiming to create a coherent network of seagrass researchers across the Indo-Pacific region. The idea is to create large-scale data sets from small localised teams […]


Crowd-sourcing seagrass conservation – An Announcement from Seagrass Watch

June 05, 2018

PRESS RELEASE. 5 JUNE 2018. SEAGRASS WATCH: Our oceans are in deep trouble and we need to find solutions for them fast. As people across the planet come together to celebrate and honour the ocean on World Oceans Day we hope they can be inspired into action and becoming part of these solutions. Marine habitat […]


Beautiful photo essay of Timor-Leste project site published in The Guardian

May 16, 2018

Our project partners, Conservation International in Timor-Leste, successfully placed a beautiful nature photo essay in The Guardian – one of the UK’s leading and most viewed online dailies. One look at these photos of Timor-Leste’s stunning wildlife and blue sea will instantly create a sense of wander-lust and more than a tinge of workplace envy. […]


Alternative livelihoods: Spirulina project off to a good start in Solomon Islands

May 08, 2018

As part of a new initiative in Alternative Livelihoods, EnerGaia are making progress developing a new Spirulina farming project in the Solomon Islands for coastal communities. Prior to launching the project EnerGaia made two visits to assess needs and feasibility of the project. EnerGaia is currently targeting to send its first shipment of equipment in […]


News from Madagascar: “Carnivals and capacity building: Fishers learn new skills and share ideas at MIHARIS Northwest regional workshop

May 02, 2018

The MIHARI Network obtained funding from the GEF Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project for an initiative called “Fisher knowledge, awareness and behaviour change for the conservation of dugongs and seagrass using the MIHARI network of Locally Managed Marine Areas in Madagascar.” 170 participants including more than 130 small-scale fishers and community leaders from the Boeny, […]


Dugong Festival in Madagascar 22 March 2018

March 15, 2018

Celebrate dugongs with our partners in Madagascar on the 22nd of March 2018. This is the second dugong festival organized in Nosy Be. To celebrate the occasion, our partners there have produced two fantastic posters and are encouraging all of us to spread the word. Download Poster One Here: Download Poster Two Here: