Oceania

Turtles' future at risk as scientists show rising sea levels affect egg hatchings

Eggs submerged under seawater are less likely to hatch, study at world’s largest green turtle nesting site on the Great Barrier Reef shows

22 July 2015

Cutting plastic waste to save marine life might raise living costs, Queensland MP says

The Queensland opposition has urged the government to resist a scheme to cut marine wildlife deaths by restricting plastic bag use because they say it will raise th

08 June 2015

Sea turtles fall victim to 'alarming' flood of plastics entering Australian waters

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is treating unprecedented numbers of marine animals that have swallowed plastic debris and scientists say the tide of litter is only rising

28 January 2015

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).

16 July 2018

CMS Dugong MOU Standardised Catch and Bycatch Questionnaire

The Dugong MOU Secretariat provided funding to enable a partnership with the Marine Research Foundation and a team of global experts to develop and implement a Questionnaire which could be implemented at low cost across large geographical areas, and that generates standardised data sets. The Questionnaire was designed to collect data on dugongs, as well as marine turtles and cetaceans, and has resulted in a large data set of dugong numbers and distribution across a significant portion of the dugong’s geographic range.

10 March 2021

Dugong, Seagrass and Coastal Communities Initiative

The Dugong, Seagrass and Coastal Communities Initiative encompasses complementary activities to support the conservation of dugongs and their seagrass habitats throughout the over 40 Range States.

14 March 2014

UN General Assembly Proclaims 3 March as World Wildlife Day

The United Nations is highlighting the intrinsic values and contributions of wild animals and plants, particularly endangered and protected species, by devoting 3 March as ‘World Wildlife Day.’ In

15 January 2014