With the support of SOS - Save Our Species, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) partnered with the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, will apply a strategic and integrated protection programme within and outside the National Park in order to prevent Dugong bycatch and habitat loss.
The project will implement several activities to reduce Dugong mortality. A key aspect will involve improving law enforcement carried out the Park authorities by designing new strategies, policing boundaries, establishing dugong sanctuaries and fundraising.
Project activities will also focus on reviewing the existing policies on gill netting, establishing and circulating new penalties as well as procedures for releasing Dugongs caught in nets and reporting mortality. In order to ensure the sustainability of such efforts, some activities will consist of finding alternative livelihood options, capacity building and local education for these fishing communities.