The 22nd Biennial Conference of the Biology of Marine Mammals was held in Halifax, Canada from 22 -27 October 2017. The event, hosted by the Society for Marine Mammalogy, was followed by the Eighth International Sirenian Symposium on 28 October.
The team behind Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association’s (WIOMSA) project, Dugongs of the Western Indian Ocean Region – identify, distribution, status threats and management, have recently shared the results from their second aerial survey over Kenya.
The Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) will be held in Manila, at the kind invitation of the Government of the Philippines, from 23 to 28 October 2017.
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