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June 8, 2017

    New York, NY – On June 8, two children from the local community living in Dungonab, Red Sea State of Sudan will join other children from more than 12 UNESCO marine World Heritage Sites to call upon world leaders to sign a pledge to protect our ocean for future generations. The children will […]

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March 8, 2017

The Wildlife Conservation General Administration (WCGA) was joined by the Ministry of Tourism Antiques and Wildlife to celebrate World Wildlife Day at Dal Group’s Excellence Center, Khartoum on 7 March, under this year’s theme ‘Listen to the Young Voices’. This  year, the World Wildlife Day event highlighted the inscription of Sudan’s newly declared UNESCO Natural […]

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December 20, 2016

The extensive sandy beaches on the eastern side of Mukkawar Island is a turtle nesting site of regional and possibly international significance. All species of marine turtle are globally threatened and listed on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).In recognition of their conservation status, turtles and turtle eggs […]

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October 19, 2016

  Brigadier Mohammed Younis was an exceptional individual dedicated to the conservation of the wealth of marine and terrestrial biodiversity in his home country of Sudan. He was the driving force and champion for the marine protected areas in Sudan, and led the process to get Dungonab Bay and Mukkawar Island National Park legally gazetted […]

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April 12, 2016

At the present time, it is extremely rare to hear reports that shark and ray populations in a given region are in good health. Sudan remains one of the unique global hotspots on earth where this statement holds true. ; specifically a large aggregation of manta rays within the pristine Dungonab Bay marine protected area and large schools of scalloped hammerheads sharks on nearly all the main offshore reefs.

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April 8, 2016

Dungonab Bay –Mukkawar Island National Marine Park’s extensive beaches, islands and coastal plains support a large population of seabirds , which have granted the entire area the international recognition as an ‘Important Bird Area’ (IBA) by Bird Life International (2001) due to the presence of near threatened species e.g. Sooty Falcon Falco concolor and white-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus .

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April 8, 2016

About the Project The Shark and Rays Programme aims to increase global recognition of Sudan as a marine biodiversity hotspot and to raise awareness on the threatened status of sharks and rays, and their potential economic importance for the local community. This multi-faceted programme has been developed by Cousteau Society  in partnership with  international and […]

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February 25, 2016

UNESCO World Heritage Centre-On 25 February 2016, scientific experts convened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, to strengthen scientific partnerships to support the nomination of Sanganeb Atoll and Dungonab Bay-Mukkawar Island National Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The meeting gathered a group of Sudanese experts representing the Red Sea University, the Wildlife Conservation General […]

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