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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

CMS Dugong MOU Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

The CMS Memorandum of Understanding on Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout Their Range (Dugong MOU) just celebrated its ten year anniversary. The MOU came into effect on 31 October 2007 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which in 2009 became the home of the CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat.

28 November 2017

Marine Mammal Experts Meet in Halifax

The 22nd Biennial Conference of the Biology of Marine Mammals was held in Halifax, Canada from 22 -27 October 2017. The event, hosted by the Society for Marine Mammalogy, was followed by the Eighth International Sirenian Symposium on 28 October.

30 October 2017

Aerial Survey Results from Our Partners

The team behind Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association’s (WIOMSA) project, Dugongs of the Western Indian Ocean Region – identify, distribution, status threats and management, have recently shared the results from their second aerial survey over Kenya.

22 October 2017

Marine Species Listing Proposals and Concerted Action Proposals at CMS COP12

The Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) will be held in Manila, at the kind invitation of the Government of the Philippines, from 23 to 28 October 2017.

16 October 2017

Taking a Holistic Approach to Marine Protected Areas

The Programme Management Officer of the Dugong MOU Secretariat, Dr Donna Kwan, attended a conference in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on 8-9 October 2017.

10 October 2017