Using community knowledge in data-deficient regions: conserving the Vulnerable dugong Dugong dugon in the Sulu Sea, Malaysia

@article{Rajamani2013UsingCK,
  title={Using community knowledge in data-deficient regions: conserving the Vulnerable dugong Dugong dugon in the Sulu Sea, Malaysia},
  author={Leela Rajamani},
  journal={Oryx},
  year={2013},
  volume={47},
  pages={173 - 176}
}
  • L. Rajamani
  • Published 1 April 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • Oryx
Abstract Community knowledge of the status, threats and conservation issues affecting the dugong Dugong dugon was investigated in the Sulu Sea, Malaysia. Interviews with local fishermen were conducted in 12 villages from the tip of Tanjung Inaruntung to Jambongan Island, in northern Sabah, Malaysia. According to the respondents dugong numbers are low and sightings are rare. Dugongs have been sighted around Jambongan, Tigabu, Mandidarah and Malawali Islands. The apparent decline of the dugong in… 

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