Call for concept notes launched by the CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat

Abu Dhabi 29 April 2021: The CMS Dugong MoU Secretariat is excited to announce the launch of a new call for concept notes to support community-led activities that address key threats to dugongs and seagrass. 

The Secretariat of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout their Range of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat) aims to promote internationally coordinated actions to ensure the long-term survival of dugongs and their seagrass habitats throughout their extensive range. 

This new initiative will work with selected applicants to develop and fund projects of up to USD 25,000 that aim to improve community-led dugong and seagrass conservation activities through one or more of the following priority approaches:  

  • Participatory research and primary data collection, including monitoring; 
  • Conservation actions, management frameworks and policies;  
  • Development of business models in support of coastal communities and marine conservation;  
  • Communication tools and awareness raising. 

This opportunity is open to non-governmental organizations or governmental agencies in the country of project implementation. Applicants must have existing relationships with local stakeholders, including local communities.  

Eligible organizations are invited to submit a concept note using the attached application form by 17 May 2021 with a view to launching the projects in September 2021.  

Further details, including eligibility requirements and selection criteria can be found in the attached guidelines. 

For any questions, contact: [email protected] 

Last updated on 29 April 2021

Indian Ocean
Middle East
South Pacific
South-East Asia
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Habitat loss and degradation
Climate Change
Dugong dugon
Species group: 
Marine mammals
CMS tags: 
habitat loss
Memorandum of Understanding
marine protected area
sustainable development
marine resources conservation
migratory species