CMS – UNEP Dugong Secretariat (May 2010 to present)

Dr. Nicolas Pilcher, Executive Director of MRF, was appointed a Technical Advisor to the CMS-UNEP Dugong MoU Secretariat to assist with issues relating to bycatch of dugongs, overlaps with fishery pressures, and implementing global yet locally-scaled conservation and management projects. Since that time, Dr. Pilcher has assisted with the development, funding and implementation of the…

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Gulf Green Turtle Project (2016-2019)

Marine turtles are integral components of marine ecosystems in the Arabian region, and a conservation priority of national and regional conservation programmes, as their populations are globally under threat. Even though Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) are the most abundant sea turtle species in this region, a small number of protected areas exist which encompass different…

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