Marine mammals

Dead dugong raises concerns over fishing practices in Great Barrier Reef

Lacerations and scratches on animal found north of Townsville suggest entanglement with fishing net or line, say researchers

01 July 2016

Revised Dugong Questionnaire Survey & Upload File and New Short Questionnaire Available

A revised version of the Standardised Dugong Catch/Bycatch Questionnaire and Upload File is now available along with a new shorter version of the Questionnaire.

28 February 2016

Sick dugong evades rescue as air force on standby

The health of the marine animal, first seen in Merimbula in NSW, is deteriorating after failed attempts to rescue it and airlift it back to Queensland

20 January 2016

An Experimental Success: Entanglement & Stranding Response Training in Oman

Bonn/Abu Dhabi, 19 November 2015 - In the Indian Ocean (including its adjacent seas and gulfs) the Convention on Migratory Species’

19 November 2015

Sri Lanka holds workshop on Dugong and Seagrass Conservation

Nov 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka recently held a workshop on the Dugong and Seagr

02 November 2015

Marine life needs protection from noise pollution

Conservationists call for international regulations to limit noise from shipping and seismic surveys.

11 September 2015

Dr Donna Kwan Awarded James Cook University 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award

A number of high-achieving James Cook University (JCU) alumni were honoured at a special ceremony in Townsville, Australia on 7 September 2015. Dr Donna Kwan, Programme Manager of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Dugong Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Secretariat, received JCU 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award in Marine and Environmental Sciences category.

08 September 2015

Saving our dugongs

A conservation project to protect the dugongs from a high risk of extinction in the future will commence in September 2015 with the support of a group of environmental organizations, despite the fa

30 August 2015