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Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit showcased at Marine Mammal Conference

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.

During the week-long event, the Toolkit was showcased on a number occasions, including during a speed talk given by Dr Himansu Das of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi at the Marine Mammal Conference and a presentation given by Professor Helene Marsh at the Sirenian Symposium.

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We’ve rebranded our website with a fresh new look

Since we launched the Toolkit back in March 2017 we have been working hard to address your feedback and rebrand the Toolkit to give it it’s own unique identity. This includes a new Dugong & Seagrass Research Toolkit logo. If you are linking to or writing about the Toolkit you can download a hi-res version of the logo here.

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Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit Launched at the Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3)

The Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit was launched at the Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Dugong MOU this week by Dr Shaikha Al Dhaheri, Executive Director, Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity Sector, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Mr Hatem Nuseibah, President of Total E&P UAE and Group Representative in the UAE. The toolkit was also the main topic of the second day of the Seagrass and Dugong Technical Workshop, held after MOS3 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Technical Advisors Prepared for Dugong MOS3 and Seagrass Workshop

Dugong, seagrass and community-based management experts met in Bangkok from 25 to 27 January 2017  to finalise the content of the TOTAL, Total Abu Al Bukhoosh, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and CMS Dugong MOU Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit and provide guidance on upcoming CMS Dugong MOU events including the Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Dugong MOU, and the Seagrass and Dugong Technical Workshop.

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