Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit

Executive Summary:

The Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit is an initiative by TOTAL, Total Abu Al Bukhoosh, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and CMS Dugong MOU to provide an easily accessible online resource that incorporates decision-making for the selection of the most appropriate methodologies for studies of dugongs, seagrasses and the associated human communities.

 

Background:

The Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit has been developed to provide an easily accessible online resource that incorporates decision-making for the selection of the most appropriate methodologies for studies of dugongs, seagrasses and the associated human communities. The Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit is targeted for use by researchers, non-government/civil society managers and decision-makers in dugong Range States. Development of the Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit commenced in September 2015 and has been led by the Dugong Technical Group.

The Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit was launched at the Third Meeting of Signatories to the Dugong MOU in March 2017. A documentary about the Toolkit provides a useful overview of the why the Toolkit is making a significant contribution to dugong and seagrass conservation.

The Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit is available online at www.conservation.tools.

The Toolkit will show you which techniques are the most effective and efficient for your team capacity, budget and timeline to answer research questions about dugongs, seagrasses and the human communities that depend on them. The Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit is targeted for use by researchers, non-government/civil society managers and decision-makers in dugong Range States.

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Implementing AgencyCMS Dugong MOU
Collaborating agenciesEnvironment Agency – Abu Dhabi, Total, Total Abu Al Bukhoosh and CMS Dugong MOU

Activity start dateSeptember 2015
Activity end dateMarch 2017
CMS AppendixAppendix II
Taxonomic groupMarine mammals
Target regionAfrica
Asia
Europe
Oceania
South Pacific
South-East Asia
South-West Asia
Final technical reportNo

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