Dhyum the Dugong

Fuentes, Mariana (2012) Dhyum the Dugong. Reef & Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns, Australia.

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[Extract] The main character of the book, 'Dhyum' is based on a real dugong that was satellite-tagged in 2010 at Mabuiag Island in Torres Strait. Dhyum was named by students from the local Tagai State College. This book is dedicated to the children of the Torres Strait islands with the hope that they learn more about dugongs and the threats faced by the species, so they understand the importance of working to preserving them.

Research Statement

Research Background “Dhyum the Dugong” was written to educate children about the importance of conserving dugongs. The main character of the book, Dhyum, is based on a real animal that was satellite tagged at Mabuiag Island in 2010 and named by the local children. The book aims to educate Torres Strait children about the perils faced by dugongs and what these challenges mean to the Torres Strait communities.
Item ID: 23747
Item Type: Book (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-921359-86-6
Keywords: dugong, Torres strait, educational, conservation
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Funders: Save Our Seas Foundation, Torres Strait Regional Authority, ARC COE
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 04:56
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 30%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050203 Environmental Education and Extension @ 70%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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