WIOMSA Symposium 2022: Dugong Special Session

1 November 2022

The CMS Dugong MOU, in partnership with African Parks and the Marine Megafauna Foundation, organized a Special Session at...

An exceptional encounter in Mayotte!

1 November 2022

A group of three dugongs, including one juvenile, has recently been spotted, raising hopes for the dugong population of Mayotte. Sightings...

India: New Dugong Conservation Reserve

21 September 2022

The government of India has officially announced the establishment of a Dugong Conservation Reserve. The reserve is the first initiative...

New Hope for Dugongs: plans to protect and...

31 August 2022

A recent UNEP article highlights the efforts Abu Dhabi is making to restore over 20,000 ha of coastal ecosystems by 2030. ...

Dugong declared extinct in China

24 August 2022

"The likely disappearance of the dugong in China is a devastating loss." (Prof Samuel Turvey, ZSL...

Dugong MOU Sponsor WSC 2022 & ISBW14

17 August 2022

The CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat (CMS Dugong MOU) were proud sponsors of the World Seagrass Conference (WSC) and 14th International Seagrass...

New study: Seagrasses Contribution to the UN SDGs

17 August 2022

A new study, 'The Planetary Role of Seagrass Conservation', by Unsworth, R. et al., shows the importance of seagrass for achieving...

New Study Shows the Precarious Genetic Status of...

28 July 2022

A new study, ‘Extremely Low mtDNA Diversity and High Genetic Differentiation Reveal the Precarious Genetic Status of Dugongs in New Caledonia,...

Building environmental diplomacy and negotiation capacity in GCC

14 June 2022

CMS Abu Dhabi participates in a capacity-building workshop on environmental diplomacy and negotiations, and biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements for Gulf Cooperation...

New Article: Coastal community dependence upon ‘reliable’ seagrass...

7 June 2022

A new study investigating household dependence on seagrass ecosystems for food security and livelihoods in the Indo-Pacific. Household dependence on seagrass...