New UN project uses financial incentives to try to save the dugong

14 March 2011 – The dugong, the reputed mermaid of seafarers’ lore, was today thrown a lifeline by a United Nations pilot project that uses financial incentives to curb direct hunting or incidental by-catch of the large marine mammal amid concerns it could become extinct within 40 years.

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New UN project uses financial incentives to try to save the dugong