Raising Awareness in Indonesia

January 01, 2016

On January 14, 2015 in Morowalli District, South Sulawesi Province, a two-meter female dugong was trapped alive in set net named “sero”. After the dugong was checked by Fisheries Agency of Morowali, the dugong was released.

On March 9, 2015 at Santigi Village, Tolitoli District, Sulawesi Tengah Province, releasing two dugongs (2.26-meter male and 2.5-meter female) was led by Head of Tolitoli District, initiated by Fisheries Agency of Tolitoli District and witnessed by representatives from BPSPL Makassar, KKHL-KKP, BPL, WWF Indonesia, RASI and Santigi Village residents. The dugongs have been maintained by local community for 9 years and 6 months to protect them from caught by fishers. Prior to releasing, the dugong was tagged by BPSPL Makassar.

November 15-19, 2014, at Gorah Beach, Gusung Village, Bintan District, Kepulauan Riau Province, a young hurt dugong was trapped in fishing net. The dugong has been treated by local community and Fisheries Agency of Bintan for few days. After recovery, the dugong was released to ocean by Fisheries Agency of Bintan.