‘Create database to monitor population’


Under threat: The dugong population in Johor is facing extinction, especially in the southern-most areas of the state, due to vast land reclamation works.

JOHOR BARU: Researchers should create a database to monitor the population and movement of dugong within Malaysian waters, especially in southern Johor, Malaysian Nature Society Johor chairman Vincent Chow said.

Such a database would give a clearer picture on the mammal, including its migratory pattern and dietary habits, he said.

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