New publication on dugong status in Palau

I have spent an exciting few months working with Andrew Smith of The Nature Conservancy to consolidate available information and fill knowledge gaps for dugongs in Palau.  In this report, we analyse the data from the aerial surveys that we flew last year, and the previous survey in 1998.  I also report on the findings from our field surveys of dugong habitat and evaluations of  local knowledge and traditions.  All of these findings are then put in the context of existing dugong protection legislation and our recommendations for their future conservation in Palau.

Community Centred Conservation (C3) Dugongs in Palau