A new look Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit was unveiled over the weekend. The Toolkit, a collaboration between Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, TOTAL, Total Abu Al Bukhoosh, and CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat, is a decision-support tool for dugong and seagrass conservation.
The Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Dugong MOU took place at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 13-14 March 2017. The meeting was followed by the two-day Seagrass and Dugong Technical Workshop which took place at the same venue from 15-16 March 2017.
The Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit was launched at the Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Dugong MOU this week by Dr Shaikha Al Dhaheri, Executive Director, Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity Sector, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Mr Hatem Nuseibah, President of Total E&P UAE and Group Representative in the UAE. The toolkit was also the main topic of the second day of the Seagrass and Dugong Technical Workshop, held after MOS3 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Back row L-R: Nicolas Pilcher, Himansu Das, Donna Kwan, Christophe Cleguer, Len McKenzie, Paul Cooper, Benjamin Jones, Maya Bankova-Todorova, Wint The. Front row: Helene Marsh, Connie Chiang, Samantha Matthews, Tara Whitty, Simon Woodley. Photo: Dugong MOU Secretariat.
Abu Dhabi / Bangkok, 29 January 2017 - Dugong, seagrass and community-based management experts met in Bangkok from 25 to 27 January 2017 to finalise t
The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) together with the CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat are pleased to announce that a Seagrass and Dugong Technical Workshop will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,on 15-16 March 2017. The workshop will be highly interactive and of relevance to researchers, conservation practitioners and marine resource managers.
The Phuket Biological Centre, in collaboration with the Thai Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, is hosting a training course on Health Assessment for Marine Endangered Species in Trang, Thailand on 23–30 June 2016.
Today the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project unveiled its new, interactive and informative website that includes information about the project, resources for dugong and seagrass conservation, as well as information for project partners. The website was launched at an event hosted by Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, where the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (the MBZ Fund) publicly announced the GEF grant for the project.