Exploring Dugongs of the Western Indian Ocean: Regional Exhibition Spotlights Conservation Initiatives

29 April 2024

A remarkable regional exhibition on dugongs has emerged from the collaborative efforts of Les Naturalistes de Mayotte, African Parks and the...


A workshop to discover the dugongs of Madagascar

23 April 2024

The Association des Naturalistes Environnement et Patrimoine de Mayotte, held a workshop dedicated to the dugongs of Mozambique, in association with...


Project research leads to added dugong & seagrass protection in Malaysia

4 March 2024

Research emerging from the Seagrass Ecosystem Services Project has highlighted that the majority of dugong mother-baby pairs occur outside the current...

2030 Seagrass Breakthrough

2030 Seagrass Breakthrough: A Crucial Step Towards Harnessing the Potential of Seagrass as a Nature-based Solution...

29 February 2024

In recognition of World Seagrass Day, H.E. Razan Al Mubarak, United Nations (UN) Climate Change High-Level Champion and IUCN President, has...

2030 Seagrass Breakthrough

UNFCCC COP28 marked an important milestone for seagrass with the announcement of the 2030 Seagrass Breakthrough

12 December 2023

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Office – Abu Dhabi announced the initiative at the event ”Preserving the World’s Biodiversity Heritage”, held...


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Host the Dugong MOU MOS4

6 December 2023

The Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs (Dugong dugon) and their Habitats throughout their Range (Dugong MOU)...

Project News

International Climate Initiative delegation applauds seagrass conservation efforts in Thailand

31 October 2023

The Seagrass Ecosystem Services (SES) project national partner organization in Thailand, Save the Andaman Network (SAN), welcomed a site visit from...


Great Barrier Reef dugong population in decline

2 October 2023

A new report published by James Cook University (JCU) indicates a decline in the dugong population of the Great barrier Reef since...

East Africa

New Publication: Using drones and machine-learning to monitor dugong populations in Mozambique.

30 August 2023

A new article, ‘Drones and machine-learning for monitoring dugong feeding grounds and gillnet fishing’ by Cossa, D. et al., highlights the...


IKI Project: Community-Led Seagrass Conservation in Timor-Leste

28 August 2023

As part of the Seagrass Ecosystem Services Project in Timor-Leste, our national partner, Blue Ventures, has been extremely busy promoting...

Project News

IKI Indonesia Newsletter Publishes Project Updates

23 June 2023

The IKI Indonesia Newsletter has published an article on the local seagrass meadows assessments taking place under the Seagrass Ecosystem Services...

Western Indian Ocean

Conservation of dugongs in the Southwest Indian Ocean

18 May 2023

By Lea Bernagou, Naturalistes de Mayotte A regional project for the conservation of dugongs in the Southwest Indian Ocean seeks to...

General News

CMS Dugong MOU Hosts Arabian Gulf Dugong Conservation Workshop

15 May 2023

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Office - Abu Dhabi, in partnership with the Environment...

General News

First Meeting of the New Dugong Technical Advisory Group

9 May 2023

The newly formed Dugong Technical Advisory Group (TAG) met for the first time on 03 April to discuss key priorities ahead...


Issue 15 of the WIOMSA Magazine Published

25 April 2023

The latest issue of the WIOMSA Magazine is now available! Guest edited by Alison Clausen, Deputy Coordinator of the Ocean...


Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi saves and rehabilitates dugong calf

25 April 2023

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has successfully rescued and rehabilitated a dugong calf, discovered stranded at the Marawah Marine...

General News

RESTORE: Films from the frontiers of hope

1 March 2023

Watch this documentary series to learn about these flagships, as our planet’s top ten places that offer hope for the future...

General News

Seagrass: Essential to Migratory Species and to Climate Change Mitigation

28 February 2023

From the tropics to the Arctic circle, seagrasses are amongst the most widespread coastal habitats on the planet, existing in 159...