Papers and Articles

Adulyanukosol, K. et al. (2010). Cultural significance of dugong to Thai villagers: Implications for conservation. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on SEASTAR2000 and Asian Bio-logging Science (The 9thSEASTAR2000 workshop), pp. 43-49.
www.researchgate.net/publication/41819253

Adulyanukosol, K., Poovachiranon, S. (2006). Dugong (Dugong dugon) and seagrass in Thailand: Present status and future challenges. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on SEASTAR2000 and Asian Bio-logging Science (The 7th SEASTAR2000 workshop): p.41-50.
www.researchgate.net/publication/32153944

Al Dhaheri, S. et al. (2017). Abu Dhabi Emirate Habitat Classification and Protection Guideline. Environment Agency Abu-Dhabi.
https://www.ead.gov.ae/storage/Post/files/61750cb51f3aa058f3d8a9f34a00356c.pdf

Beech, M.J. (2010). Mermaids of The Arabian Gulf: Archaeological Evidence for the Exploitation of Dugongs from Prehistory to the Present. Liwa, Volume 2 (3): pp. 3-18.
www.researchgate.net/publication/269105636

Bevitt, K. (2020) “Our lives depend on it: Women’s gleaning vital for food and income in Timor-Leste”, WorldFish.
http://blog.worldfishcenter.org/2020/05/our-lives-depend-on-it-womens-gleaning-vital-for-food-and-income-in-timor-leste/

Bujang J.S., Zakaria M.H., Short F.T. (2018). Seagrass in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges Ahead. In: Finlayson C., Milton G., Prentice R., Davidson N. (eds) The Wetland Book. Springer, Dordrecht.
www.researchgate.net/publication/333065232

Bujang, J. S. et al. (2006). Distribution and significance of seagrass ecosystems in Malaysia. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management. 9: 203-214.
www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14634980600705576

Burt, J.A. (2014). The environmental costs of coastal urbanization in the Arabian Gulf. City. 18. www.researchgate.net/publication/269285294

Campbell, J. et al. (2015). Carbon Storage in Seagrass Beds of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Estuaries and Coasts. 38: 242-251.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12237-014-9802-9

Das, H. (2005). Status of Dugongs in Abu Dhabi. Marine Environment and Resources of Abu Dhabi. Chapter 11. P184-199. Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, UAE. Motivate Publishing.
www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/import/downloads/feb23_himansu_dugongs_in_uae.pdf

De Iongh, H. et al. (2009). National Conservation Strategy and Action Plan for the Dugong in Indonesia Part I. Scientific Report, Institute of Environmental Sciences. Leiden and Research Centre for Oceanography, Jakarta.
https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/bitstream/handle/1887/13768/?sequence=2

Dewsbury, B. et al. (2016). A review of seagrass economic valuations: Gaps and progress in valuation approaches. Ecosystem Services. 18.
http://serc.fiu.edu/seagrass/pubs/2016_DewsburyEtAl.pdf

Eros, C. et al. (1992). Dugong Status Report and Action Plans for Countries and Territories. Early Warning and Assessment Reports Series. www.researchgate.net/publication/277113170

Fortes, M., et al (2018). Seagrass in Southeast Asia: A review of status and knowledge gaps, and a road map for conservation. Botanica Marina.
www.researchgate.net/publication/325456783

Fortes, M.D. (2013). A review: biodiversity, distribution, and conservation of Philippine seagrasses. Philippine Journal of Science, 142: 95-111.
https://philjournalsci.dost.gov.ph/images/pdf/special_issue/A_Review_Biodiversity_Distribution_and_Conservation.pdf

Fortes, M.D. (2012). Historical review of seagrass research in the Philippines. Coastal marine science, 35(1): 178-181.
www.researchgate.net/publication/277094452

Green, E.P., Short, F.T. (2003). The World Atlas of Seagrasses. UNEP-WCMC. University of California Press. Digital version (2010).
https://archive.org/details/worldatlasofseag03gree/mode/2up

Hines, E. et al. (2020). Getting to the bottom of bycatch: a GIS-based to assess the risk of marine mammal bycatch. Endang Species Res 42:37-57.
www.researchgate.net/publication/340567824

Hines, E. et al. (2012). Dugongs in Asia. Sirenian Conservation. University Press of Gainesville, Florida, USA, pp. 58-76.
www.researchgate.net/publication/232275901

McKenzie, L. et al. (2021). Seagrass ecosystem contributions to people’s quality of life in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Marine Pollution Bulletin 167
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X21003416#f0025

McKenzie, L. et al. (2020). The Global Distribution of Seagrass Meadows. Environ. Res. Lett. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab7d06

Nordlund, L.M. et al. (2018). Global significance of seagrass fishery activityFish Fish, 19399-412.
https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12259

Nordlund, L.M. et al. (2018). Seagrass ecosystem services – What’s next? Marine Pollution Bulletin, 134: 145-151.
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X1730749X?via%3Dihub

Pilcher, N.J. et al. (2017). CMS Dugong MOU Standardised Dugong Catch and Bycatch Questionnaire Final Report, Dugong MOU, CMS Secretariat.
www.cms.int/sites/default/files/document/cms-dugong_mos3_inf4_stand-questionnaire-final-report.pdf

Ponnampalam, L. et al. (2014). Aligning conservation and research priorities for proactive species and habitat management: The case of dugongs Dugong dugon in Johor, Malaysia. Oryx, 49 (4).
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605313001580

Preen, A. (2004). Distribution, abundance, and conservation status of dugongs and dolphins in the southern and western Arabian Gulf. Biological Conservation, 118(2), p.205-218.
www.researchgate.net/publication/222674828

Rahman, M.A.A.et al. (2019). Marine Protected Areas in Peninsular Malaysia: Shifting from Political Process to Co-Management. Journal of Politics and Law; Vol. 12, No. 4; 2019.
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/479a/cefbff89654a6f7383d4a3d3260ac5f58d7c.pdf

Rajamani, L. et al. (2006). Indigenous Use and Trade of Dugong (Dugong dugon) in Sabah, Malaysia. Ambio. 35 (5): 266-268.
www.researchgate.net/publication/6804007

Sheppard, C. et al. (2010). The Gulf: a young sea in decline. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60, no. 1: 13-38.
www.dulvy.com/uploads/2/1/0/4/21048414/sheppard_et_al_mpb10.pdf

Stankovic, M. et al. (2021). Quantification of blue carbon in seagrass ecosystems of Southeast Asia and their potential for climate change mitigation. Science of the Total Environment. 156858.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969721019288

Verutes, G.M. et al. (2020). Using GIS and stakeholder involvement to innovate marine mammal bycatch risk assessment in data-limited fisheries. PLoS ONE 15(8).
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0237835

Wabnitz, C.C. et al. (2018). Climate change impacts on marine biodiversity, fisheries, and society in the Arabian Gulf. PloS one, 13(5).
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0194537

Zerner, C. (1994). Through a Green Lens: The Construction of Customary Environmental Law and Community in Indonesia’s Maluku Islands. Law & Society Review, 28(5), 1079-1122.
www.jstor.org/stable/3054024?seq=1

 

Reports and Action Plans

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (2012). Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Salt Marsh and Seagrass Ecosystems in The South and South East Asian Coasts. Final Report for APN Project.
www.apn-gcr.org/resources/files/original/a8f3df53b580e5b41c6eb5fc95631aab.pdf

Pilcher, N. et al. (2017). CMS Dugong MOU Standardised Dugong Catch and Bycatch Questionnaire Final Report.
www.cms.int/sites/default/files/document/cms-dugong_mos3_inf4_stand-questionnaire-final-report.pdf

Asian Development Bank. State of the Coral Triangle: Philippines. (2014).
www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/42414/state-coral-triangle-philippines.pdf

Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau, United Nations Development Programme – Global Environment Facility, Foundation for the Philippine Environment. (2016). Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2018: Bringing Resilience to Filipino Communities.
www.cbd.int/doc/world/ph/ph-nbsap-v3-en.pdf

Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau, United Nations Development Programme – Global Environment Facility, Foundation for the Philippine Environment. (2001). Managing Coastal Habitats and Marine Protected Areas. Philippine Coastal Management Guidebook Series, No. 5.
http://faspselib.denr.gov.ph/sites/default/files//Publication%20Files/crmguidebook5.pdf

Dugong MOU National Reports.
www.cms.int/dugong/en/documents/national-reports

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Reports
www.millenniumassessment.org/en/Index-2.html

National Biodiversity Working Group. (2011). The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Timor-Leste – 2011-2020. Ministry of Economy and Development, United Nations Development Programme & the Global Environment Facility.
http://extwprlegs1.fao.org/docs/pdf/tim150856.pdf

Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand. (2015). Master Plan for Integrated Biodiversity Management (2015-2021).
www.cbd.int/doc/world/th/th-nbsap-v4-en.pdf

UNEP/CMS Southeast Asia Regional Meeting on Dugongs and Workshop on Developing Standardised Analysis Protocols for Dugong Questionnaire Survey Project Data for Southeast Asia Region. Lawas, Sarawak. 26-29 July 2011.
www.cms.int/sites/default/files/document/2011_Jul%2026-29_SE%20Asia%20Regional%20Mtg-Workshop_Dugong%20Survey%20Data_Sarawak_Malaysia.pdf

United Nations Environment Programme (2020). Out of the Blue: The Value of Seagrasses to the Environment and to People. Nairobi, UNEP.
www.grida.no/publications/479

United Nations Environment Programme (2001). Dugong: status report and action plans for countries and territories.
http://wedocs.unep.org/handle/20.500.11822/8170

United Nations Environment Programme (2012). National Review Of Dugong And Seagrass: Indonesia (2012), GEF Project On The Dugong And Seagrass Conservation. http://oseanografi.lipi.go.id/datakolom/National%20Review%20of%20dugong%20and%20%20segrass%20Indonesia.pdf

 

Webinars

Seagrass Restoration: Bringing biodiversity back to our seas.
The Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES). IES Webinar: Seagrass restoration – Bringing biodiversity back to our seas
www.youtube.com/watch?v=apkzMCvLe24

Seagrass Ecosystems
International Field Studies – Forfar Field Station
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j82byN7HGs

Maldives Seagrass Webinar
Maldives Underwater Initiate & Blue Marine Foundation
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfESuFx5JN4

What’s so Special about Seagrass?
Marine Conservation Society – Dr. Jean-Luc Solandt
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXxdcVjafAk

Seagrass-herbivore interactions: present, past, and future
Project Seagrass – Prof. Teresa Alcoverro
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRfMR6m7fhs

Securing a future for seagrass meadows
Project Seagrass – Prof. Carlos Duarte
www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0wkMF2G-YY

Restoring Seagrass Beds
UC Davis College of Biological Sciences – Prof. Susan Williams
www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8a-9jRDZ5k

Seagrass ecosystems around the Philippines
University of the Philippines – Dr. Miguel Fortes
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i_r_nok2-M

The Vital Role of Seagrasses in Marine Ecosystems
Science for the Public
www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6Uy1UF_cVU

Websites

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is a four-year international scientific assessment of the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being. The assessment was conducted by 1,360 natural and social scientists from 95 countries and provides a state-of-the-art scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in the world’s ecosystems and the services they provide.

IUCN Seagrass Species Specialist Group
The IUCN SSC Seagrass Specialist Group (SSG) contributes to and encourages seagrass science and conservation, with the goal of protecting seagrass species biodiversity worldwide and preserving the functions and values of seagrass habitat, including its role in protecting threatened and endangered species that depend on seagrasses for their survival.

Unsung Heros of our Oceans: Seagrass – all you need to know
A comprehensive story map detailing the global distribution and importance of seagrass produced by GRID-Arendal.