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A dugong (Dugong dugon) swimming in the sea © / WWF

A dugong (Dugong dugon) swimming in the sea © / WWF

7 facts about dugongs!

28 Mar 2018

  • dugongs
  • ecosystem
  • environmental laws
  • great barrier reef
  • protected areas
  • queensland

Did you know today is Manatee Appreciation Day? So we wanted to give a shoutout to their cousin - the dugong!



Sadly, these beautiful and rare marine mammals need your help. Dugongs that call the Great Barrier Reef home are at risk from being entangled and killed by huge gill nets. Will you help us create a Net-Free North and a safe haven for dugongs?

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Last year, WWF-Australia supporters helped remove the last commercial gill net from the northern Great Barrier Reef.

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