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Supporting Dugong (and Marine Turtle) Conservation in the Pacific Islands

Initiating activities that directly address the problems and challenges for dugong and turtle conservation in the Pacific Islands, and identifying regional priorities and pilot projects to further dugong and marine turtle conservation in dugong Pacific Island Range States (New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu).

The project aims to initiate activities that directly address problems and challenges for dugong and turtle conservation in the Pacific Islands, and will identify regional priorities and pilot projects to further dugong and marine turtle conservation in Pacific Range States.

1) To progress dugong and marine turtle conservation in the Pacific Islands region
2) To provide technical support to implement priority regional conservation and management actions for dugongs and turtles
3) To actively seek funding from donors to implement priority actions in the SPREP regional Dugong and Marine Turtle Action Plans 2008-1012

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Implementing AgencySecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Collaborating agenciesAustralia - Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts; Papua New Guinea - Department of Environment and Conservation; Solomon Islands - Division of Environment and Conservation; Palau - Bureau of Marine Resources; Vanuatu - Fisheries Department; New Caledonia - Direction de l'Environnement de la Province Sud

Activity start dateMarch 2010
Activity end dateNovember 2010
Target countryNew Caledonia (France), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Final technical reportNo

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