Dugong swimming

In December 2022, East Africa’s dugong population, of which 90% occur in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Seascape, were re-classified by the IUCN as Critically Endangered in response to a significant body of research collated by African Parks and other respected Mozambique and South African researchers. This will not only raise the awareness of this unique sub-population, but also stimulate further protection measures. OWB aims to support the expanded monitoring of dugong behaviour and habitat use through collaborative acoustic monitoring and the development of visual surveys by a Benguerra Island team of Community & Conservation field monitors.