Twenty-Six Countries Meet to Progress Sea Cow and Seagrass Conservation

Manila, Philippines, 20 February 2013 - The Second Signatory State Meeting for the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout their Range (Dugong MOU) was hosted by the Government of the Philippines on 19 and 20 February in Manila, Philippines. The Dugong MOU was concluded in 2007 under the auspices of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals to protect an endangered sea cow species.  The Dugong MOU Secretariat coordinates support for international efforts to conserve dugongs and seagrasses from CMS Office - Abu Dhabi which is hosted by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), on behalf of the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Please find enclosed press releases in English and Arabic.

 

Last updated on 25 August 2014

Type: 
News item
Country: 
Philippines
Species: 
Dugong dugon
Species group: 
Marine mammals