Students pledge to protect sea cows
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Dugongs, also known as "sea cows" once grazed in thousands on the seabed off the Philippines. Presently, only a few can be seen and they can only survive in specially designated areas, where they are guaranteed food and protection from external threats. To raise awareness on the conservation and protection of dugong (Dugong dugon), an awareness campaign was conducted in Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC) Concepcion Campus, Concepcion, Iloilo, recently. This is the first awareness campaign to protect and conserve the species of dugong in the region. The activity equipped the students with adequate knowledge on the importance and distribution of dugong (Dugong dugon) as well as raise awareness in the conservation and protection of sirenian species.
Students pledge to protect sea cows. (2017, May 18). Panay News, p. B10.
Marine mammals; Nature conservation; Animal welfare; Vulnerable species; Species extinction; Environmental legislation; Marine resources; Ecological balance; Marine ecology; Coastal zone management; Dugong dugon; Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College-Concepcion Campus; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Arib, Maribel; Sampulna, Jim
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