‘I love dugong’ Reaching out to Timor-Leste through National Education TV

August 22, 2016

TL4 Project Update: Jan thru June 2016

The project is managed by the National Directorate for Biodiversity Protection and Restoration (NDBPR) and started with a consultation on the project work plan with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Blue Ventures and CI (i.e. the other Project stakeholders in Timor-Leste).

Several awareness-raising activities were carried in this reporting period. In May, TL4 lead organised a workshop for coastal communities and representatives of public institutions, including the district officers for environment, coastal guards and police in Batugade-Loes, to make them aware of the start of the project and give information on what dugongs and seagrasses are.

In June, TL4 team organised a public awareness event on dugongs and seagrass importance and conservation for primary and secondary students and teachers (60 people) at Sao Miguel College, Dili. The school awareness raising event was also advertised and broadcasted on the Timor-Leste National Education TV.

The team of TL4 developed several communications materials – two banners used during all events and 420 stickers “I love the Dugong”, which were distributed to kids and fishers.