Category Archives: Defending Dugongs

Recent population estimates indicate that the area in and around the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park (BANP) in Mozambique retain a dugong (Dugong dugon) population of no more than 200 individuals. These dugongs represent the Western Indian Ocean’s (WIO) single remaining viable population, and have no expectancy of survival unless they are afforded critical attention through an Emergency Protection Project.
Follow this blog as, Karen Allen, Project Executant for the Dugong Emergency Protection Project, introduces you to the magical world of Dugongs and the crucial elements of an emergency protection plan to save this species from extinction.

Welcome to the world of Dugong conservation…

Considering most South Africans are not particularly familiar with the endangered species my programme is endeavoring to protect, and as this is my first attempt at blogging, I thought to introduce myself and the Dugong as a start. I’m Karen, … Continue reading

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