South-East Asia

Turtle Excluder Device as a sustainable fishing practice in Malaysia

By Liyana Khalid, Nicolas Pilcher, Jonathan Phu & Ho Kooi Chee
Marine Research Foundation, Sabah, Malaysia

02 February 2021

Thailand’s turtle hatchlings finally have the beach to themselves

While resorts are deserted, 838 baby turtles have scuttled across a quiet Koh

21 August 2020

Slow and steady: Sea turtles mount a long-term recovery

In 2018, something extraordinary happened in Phuket, Thailand.

22 May 2020

Davao marine park yields 238 new hatchlings

A coastal marine park here maintained by the Aboitiz group continued to be a productive nestling site of sea turtles, with caretakers finding 238 pawikan hatchlings this year and released

06 May 2019

The fight against illegal trade in marine turtles needs a global approach and local communities

Bonn, 7 March 2019 - the global ban on the international trade of marine turtles and their products under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

07 March 2019

Plastic waste in oceans killing marine life in coastal waters in VN

In late December, a 10-year old sea turtle with broken legs was discovered by SASA, the rescue force, and carried ashore for treatment in Da nang

31 January 2019

Global Dugong Genetics Project

The Global Dugong Genetics Project aims to examine the phylogeography of the dugong based on historical samples from throughout the dugong’s range. It will update conservation and management actions through mapping the distribution of discrete dugong populations; identifying historical and potential migratory routes; and highlighting small populations as a priority for conservation. The Project was a collaboration between James Cook University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

04 May 2021

GEF Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project

The GEF-5 Project represents a major international collaboration. It is unique in being the first coordinated approach to enhance the effectiveness of conservation of dugongs and their seagrass ecosystems through community-based stewardship, incentive-based conservation, removal of knowledge barriers and national and regional mainstreaming activities. The project covers 38 national projects, managed in collaboration with 26 local partners in Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu.

04 May 2021

Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit

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.

16 July 2018