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Fifth International Marine Conservation Congress

Dr Donna Kwan from the CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat attended the fifth International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) held from 24 – 29 June in Malaysia. The Society for Conservation Biology's IMCC brings together conservation experts and students to develop tools to further marine conservation policy.

15 July 2018

Dugong Poster Wins Award at Coral Symposium

Harris Heng, of the University of Malaya, was presented the Best Poster Award in a student competition at the 4th Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium (APCRS) held from 4-8 June 2018 in Cebu, Philippines.

28 June 2018

World Seagrass Conference and 13th International Seagrass Biology Workshop

Dr. Donna Kwan from the CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat attended the World Seagrass Conference and 13th International Seagrass Biology Workshop (ISBW13) held from 11 to 17 June 2018 at the National University of Singapore in Singapore. The event was hosted by the World Seagrass Association, and supported by DHI Water & Environment, the National Parks Board of Singapore, and the National University of Singapore.

18 June 2018

SeagrassSpotter Goes Global!

Project Seagrass have released a global version of their citizen science application SeagrassSpotter. The Dugong MOU Secretariat, together with Project Seagrass, encourages anyone visiting coastal areas or spending time in the ocean to keep a look out for seagrass and where spotted, to take a photo and upload it to SeagrassSpotter. Together, we can conserve seagrasses and the dugongs that rely on them.

07 June 2018

Fellowship Opportunity for Dugong Conservationists in Asia and the Indo-Pacific Islands

The call for 2019-2021 EDGE Fellowship applications is now open for early-career conservationists in Asia and the Indo-Pacific islands.

22 May 2018

Regional Important Marine Mammal Areas Workshop

Dr Donna Kwan from the CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat attended the third Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) workshop in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia from 12-16 March 2018. The workshop, held by the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force, covered the North East Indian Ocean and South East Asian Seas region.

26 March 2018

Workshop on Dugong and Seagrass Conservation in the Pacific

Dr Donna Kwan from the CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat attended the Dugong and Seagrass Workshop, held from 5-8 March 2018 in Munda, Solomon Islands. The Workshop, hosted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project brought together delegates from four of the five Pacific island dugong range states.

08 March 2018

Thirtieth Anniversary of Serena the Dugong – International Mermaid Symposium

Dr Donna Kwan from the CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat attended the International Mermaid Symposium in Toba, Japan on 22-23 February 2018. The Symposium was hosted by Toba Aquarium, Mie University and Kyoto University and focused on the theme of ‘Dugongs: Global Status and Future’.

23 February 2018

Launch of the Anantara Dugong Education and Conservation Centre

Trang, Thailand, 10 February 2018 –  Anantara Si Kao Resort has officially opened the Dugong Education and Conservation Centre (DECC) in Trang, Thailan

22 February 2018

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