Project News & Field Updates
January 04, 2017The United Nations Environment Programme – UN Environment or UNEP – recently featured our Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project on its website (see frame below). The article highlights the global project and features short excerpts from several of our partners including Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu and Mozambique. We are honored by their interest and attention. […]
January 03, 2017Indonesia Project Two (ID2) was busy again mapping, researching and reporting on the status of dugong and seagrass in Indonesia. Here is a list of these reports and maps for downloading. Reports Submitted for Reporting Period January to June 2016 Fact Sheet_DSCP ID Report_Awareness Level Survey Report_Communication Strategy and Advocation Workshop Reports Submitted for Reporting […]
January 03, 2017The following is a list of maps created by Indonesia Project 2 (ID2) in 2016. The maps relate to specific areas of the project site and relate to dugongs and seagrass. Click on each image to see the full-sized image.
January 03, 2017Indonesia Project 2 (ID2) submitted several progress reports in 2016. Here is a list from which you can download and view these reports. Report_Tolitoli Preliminary Survey Report Report_SEAMMSN Report_Sangihe Survey Report_Kotawaringin Barat Preliminary Survey Report_Bintan Preliminary Survey Report Report_Alor Preliminary Survey
January 03, 2017The CMS Dugong MoU is calling on project partners to submit abstracts by 6 January. The abstracts are for the MOS3 event in Abu Dhabi to be held at the Dusit Thani in March. The call is competitive – the best abstract will be selected and the author will receive an all expenses paid trip […]
December 27, 2016A very interesting report from our team in Pulau Sibu was released today. The report is based on in-depth interviews of community members of the island of Pulau Sibu in eastern Malaysia. In the waters off the coast of this island is a sizable population of dugongs that are protected by a gazetted marine park. […]
December 22, 2016Nazirul (known to his friends as Yun) is Malaysian, from the town of Kuala Lipis in the central mountain spine of Malaysia. He is a graduate of University Malaysia Terengganu, with a degree in Conservation and Biodiversity Management. He talks here about his introduction to the community on Sibu Island, the location for a proposed […]
December 19, 2016Two important dugong and seagrass events are on our radar in March 2017 and both are organised by the CMS Dugong MoU Secretariat: Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Dugong MoU Seagrass and Dugong Technical Workshop MOS3 occurs once every three years. It’s key to knowing where dugongs and their habitats are on the […]
December 06, 2016Meetings with villagers in the affected sites, conducted in the form of public consultations, bringing together representatives from each village, called Local Committee of the Park (CLP) are held monthly to collect information useful for the project.
November 29, 2016On 22 September a male dugong was released into the waters of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The dugong was found alive and entangled in a gillnet owned by a local fisherman. The dugong had been captivity for a week prior to being released. While DSCP-Indonesia Team was socializing and monitoring dugong and seagrass in Lingayan Island located […]