Southeast Asia’s dugongs may disappear soon

In 2019, two baby dugongs were found alive after they washed ashore in Krabi and `Trang provinces, in Thailand, but sadly died not long after they were rescued. The event even caught the attention of Hollywood star, Leonardo DiCaprio who posted about it on social media, drawing much needed attention to the plight of Thailand’s endangered dugongs.

The Asean Post

Last updated on 27 February 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Indonesia
Region: 
South-East Asia
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
Species: 
Dugong dugon
Species group: 
Marine mammals