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A Joint Strategy to Conserve Dugongs and Seagrass Beds in the Gulf of Mannar

International Union for the Conservation of Nature; India Country Office and Sri Lanka Country Office

Date and Time
16 October 2012 18:15 - 19:45

Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11)

The Mangroves for the Future Small Grants projects in the Gulf of Mannar (India and Sri Lanka) have undertaken a detailed survey of seagrass beds and dugong presence. Results will be shared and a strategy for joint conservation discussed with all stakeholders (fishing communities, state and national governments and national and international agencies)