Supporting Dugong (and Marine Turtle) Conservation in the Pacific Islands

Executive Summary:

Initiating activities that directly address the problems and challenges for dugong and turtle conservation in the Pacific Islands, and identifying regional priorities and pilot projects to further dugong and marine turtle conservation in dugong Pacific Island Range States (New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu).

 

Background:

The project was the result of discussions between the CMS Dugong MOU and SPREP in November 2009 about facilitating improved engagement of SPREP dugong Range States with the CMS Dugong MOU. As the dugong Range States also have regionally important populations of marine turtles, the project leveraged existing funding from a voluntary contribution by Australia in 2008 to progress marine conservation in the Pacific Island and new funding provided by the UNEP/CMS office – Abu Dhabi.

The project aimed to initiate activities that directly address problems and challenges for dugong and turtle conservation in the Pacific Islands, and to identify regional priorities and pilot projects to further dugong and marine turtle conservation in Pacific Range States.

 
  • To progress dugong and marine turtle conservation in the Pacific Islands region; 
  • To provide technical support to implement priority regional conservation and management actions for dugongs and turtles; and 
  • To actively seek funding from donors to implement priority actions in the SPREP regional Dugong and Marine Turtle Action Plans 2008-1012

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Implementing AgencySecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Collaborating agenciesAustralia - Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts; Papua New Guinea - Department of Environment and Conservation; Solomon Islands - Division of Environment and Conservation; Palau - Bureau of Marine Resources; Vanuatu - Fisheries Department; New Caledonia - Direction de l'Environnement de la Province Sud

Activity start dateApril 2010
Activity end dateOctobre 2010
CMS AppendixAppendix II
Taxonomic groupMarine mammals
Target regionOceania
South Pacific
Target countryNew Caledonia (France), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Final technical reportNo

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