Western Pacific

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

Great Barrier Reef: Australia unveils A$60m protection plan

The Australian government has announced a A$60m (£34m; $48m) plan to help improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef.


22 January 2018

Study: Conservation Priorities for Shark and Ray Species included and proposed for inclusion in Annex 1 to the CMS Sharks MOU

The Sharks MOU has defined general objectives for the conservation and management of species and populations listed in Annex 1 of the MOU, which are further detailed in a global Conservation Plan for migratory Sharks (Annex 3 to the MOU).
18 October 2015

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

New Report Released on the Palau Dugong dugon Awareness Campaign 2010-2011

Following on from the Pacific Year of the Dugong in 2011, a new report on activities which took place during Palau’s Dugong dugon Awareness Campaign 2010-2011 has been released.

13 March 2012

Palau unveils ‘Lady of the Sea’ carving at SPREP

A tribute to the Year of the Dugong was unveiled by the Vice President of Palau, the Hon. Kerai Mariur, in Samoa yesterday to commemorate the special environment focus for this year.

20 July 2011

Palau Takes on Stricter Dugong Legislation

Marine Mammal Legislation and Enforcement Workshop was held in Palau International Coral Reef Center on 27 April 2011, and have now passed new, stricter dugong legislation, which increases the penalties for killing or causing injury to a dugong or possessing or selling any dugong parts or products and for other related purposes.

03 May 2011