VESS Talk on “Dugongs of Vanuatu”
Dugong and Seagrass Exhibition
by VESS CEO Christina Shaw
at the National Archive (next to the Museum)
6pm Wednesday 30th August
The exhibition will stay open until 6pm so people who can’t come during work hours have a chance to see it too.
Kids’ Dugong Art Workshop
Wednesday 30th August at 3 – 5 pm
Artist Busi Vasconcellos-Neill will be running a children’s art workshop based on dugongs. For kids from +/- 8yrs old to 13 yrs+
All welcome to come along and join in the fun!!
Open other days the exhibition 8.30am until 4pm Monday to Friday
21st August to 1st September
Dugongs are one of the most iconic animals to be found in Vanuatu’s waters. But they are vulnerable to extinction. They rely entirely on their seagrass habitat to survive. Learn more about these majestic creatures and Vanuatu’s efforts to conserve them.
Everyone is welcome to come along and hear about Vanuatu’s dugongs. Come early and go around the exhibition too. Wine and Kava will be available to purchase as fund-raising for dugongs and Seagrass conservation.
Did you know that seagrasses can hold more carbon than the same area of amazon rainforest? Seagrass meadows are important habitats for lots of marine life. Find out what creatures live there and how seagrasses help us to combat climate change.
This exhibition is organised by VESS as an activity of the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project (D&SCP) . The D&SCP global project is executed by the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund with financing from the GEF, implementation support by UN Environment and technical support from the CMS Dugong MoU Secretariat. In Vanuatu the project is implemented by VESS in partnership with DEPC and VFD with additional funding from the Critical Ecosystem partnership Fund.