Libong islanders blame Harbour Department for killing seagrass

Residents of Thailand’s Libong Island, off the southern province of Trang, are crying foul after the Harbor Department allegedly dumped muddy sediment into the sea, resulting in the death of…

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The 21st dugong found dead in fish net in sea off Phang-nga province

Another dugong, the 21st this year, has been found dead, trapped in fish net in the sea off Khura Buri district of Thailand’s southern province of Phang-nga.   Dr. Thon…

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The 10th dead dugong of this year found on Koh Libong

A dead dugong was found beached near an estuary on Libong Island in Thailand’s southern province of Trang on Sunday morning. The two fishermen from Ban Nam Robin Tambon Bangsak,…

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(Photo) Tender, loving care: Mariam being cared for at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre on Libong island, Trang province/AFP

Environment Ministry aims to increase dugong numbers by 50% in 10 years

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment aims to increase the population of dugong in Thailand’s waters by 50%, from approximately 250, in the next ten years, said Mr. Pinsak…

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(Photo) Jatuporn Buruspat, director-general of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR).

Latest dugong death due to gastrointestinal infection

The latest dugong to be found dead, in the sea off Phi Phi Island in Thailand’s southern province of Krabi on Sunday, has been diagnosed of having died from stomach…

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Dugongs killed to order for their tusks – marine scientist

A well-known marine scientist says he suspects most of the dugongs found dead recently in the Andaman Sea, off the southern provinces of Trang and Krabi, were killed by hunters…

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(Photo) Dugong and Seagrass@Trang province website

Officials in Trang and Krabi on alert as dead dugong is found with missing tusks

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has ordered its officials and asked the public, in the southern provinces of Trang and Krabi, to be on the lookout for suspicious…

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(Photo) Manoch Wongsuryrat

Dead dugong and dead dolphin found today in southern provinces

A three-metre long dugong was found dead in the sea off Thailand’s southern province of Trang today, bringing the total number of dead dugong this year to seven, according to…

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