The United Nations, in a report on the global dugong situation, said that the dugong will be extinct within 40 years.
Yet our governments continue to allow unlimited, unregulated and in my view unacceptable killing of these dugongs.
ColinWhoCares and I have been calling for a moratorium on the dugong hunting for over 12 months now. Nothing has been done by the governments and the killing continues. Take a look at ColinWhoCares site: http://dugongandturtles.webs.com/.
And while you're on the net please take a look at www.marina.tincanbaydolphins.com.au.
Please sign their campaign to stop the proposed marinas being built in this near pristine dugong, turtle and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin habitat. The development of the marinas in the Tin Can Bay area will kill the sea grass beds - which are the sole food source for the dugong.
The Tin Can Bay area which is a part of the Great Sandy Straits have the highest density of dugong in the world. They have already been killed off in 3 other countries around the world.
Please help save the remaining dugong populations here in Australia.