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In Memoriam: Dr John Elliot Reynolds III

It is with great sadness I write to let you know of the loss of a great friend, supporter and a source of inspiration to the CMS Dugong MOU family, Dr. John Elliot Reynolds III who passed away on 23 December 2017.

03 January 2018

CMS Dugong MOU Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

The CMS Memorandum of Understanding on Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout Their Range (Dugong MOU) just celebrated its ten year anniversary. The MOU came into effect on 31 October 2007 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which in 2009 became the home of the CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat.

28 November 2017

Marine Mammal Experts Meet in Halifax

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.

30 October 2017

Aerial Survey Results from Our Partners

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.

22 October 2017

Marine Species Listing Proposals and Concerted Action Proposals at CMS COP12

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.

16 October 2017

Taking a Holistic Approach to Marine Protected Areas

The Programme Management Officer of the Dugong MOU Secretariat, Dr Donna Kwan, attended a conference in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on 8-9 October 2017.

10 October 2017

Draft Resolutions and Decisions on Marine Topics at CMS COP12

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 Gov

13 September 2017

New Look Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit Launched

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.

10 September 2017

Reports and Presentations from Dugong MOS3 and Technical Workshop Online

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.

25 July 2017

Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit Launched

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.

17 March 2017