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North-west Indian Ocean Experts meet to Identify Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

At the invitation of the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), marine experts from 15 Northwest Indian Ocean countries participated in a regional workshop to describe marine areas meeting criteria developed under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for ecologically or biologically sensitive marine areas (EBSAs).

28 April 2015

In Memoriam: Dr. Kanjana Adulyanukosol

It is with immense regret that the Secretariat of the CMS Dugong MoU shares the news that we lost Dr. Kanjana Adulyanukosol, affectionately known as ‘Dr. Kanjana’, after a long struggle with cancer on 10 January 2015.

11 January 2015

MObI – Marine Mammal Survey App for SmartPhones Now Available!

“MObI – Marine Mammal Observers of Oceania by Internet” is a new smartphone application now available to help users distinguish marine mammals at any time in New Caledonia and French Polynesia.

24 July 2014

Dugong Project: PhD Opportunities

A consortium of institutions is beginning a multi-year study of the occurrence, numbers and identity of dugongs in the Western Indian Ocean (Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Seychelles). There is an opportunity for students at the PhD level, though MSc students will also be considered. See the full announcement in the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association Blog.

15 April 2014

Call for Expressions of Interest: Project Coordinator

This is a call for Expressions of Interest in the position of Project Coordinator for an international Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project.

03 April 2014

How Abu Dhabi is Saving the Dugong

Abu Dhabi is leading efforts to protect the elusive marine mammal associated with mermaid legends. GN Focus explains what its decline means for the region's marine economy.

27 March 2014

Pew Awards Malaysian Mammal Scientist the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation

Louisa Ponnampalam, one of the Technical Advisors to the CMS Dugong MoU, has been awarded a 2014 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to conduct new research on the country’s population of dugongs.

12 March 2014

Pew Awards Scientist Hoyt Peckham the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation

Hoyt Peckham, one of the Technical Advisors to the CMS Dugong MoU, has been awarded a 2014 Pew fellowship in marine conservation to expand on his work on incentivizing sustainable fishing along the coast of Northwest Mexico to other communities in the region and around the world.

12 March 2014

The Sixth International Sirenian Symposium

The aim of this full-day symposium/workshop, in collaboration with the IUCN Sirenian Specialists Group, is to foster communication between researchers, managers, and policy makers.

07 December 2013

Sirenews Newsletter Issue 59 Available Online Now

The latest issue of Sirenews (the biannual newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Sirenia Specialist Group) is now available online. The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is a science-based network of volunteer experts working together towards achieving the vision of "A world that values and conserves present levels of biodiversity".

01 May 2013