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Articles tagged with Awareness

Promoting Manta Ray Conservation in the UAE

The Laamu Manta Ray project has been going from strength to strength and in 2016 we have exceeded our expectations both in research and outreach.

Mobula success at CITES CoP17

The votes are in….CITES delegates overwhelmingly voted in favour of listing all mobula rays on Appendix II of CITES!

Baa Atoll Marine Education Program for local students

Waste management is one of the biggest challenges the Maldives is currently facing. In our last Baa Atoll Marine Education Program for local students class, we visited the Waste Management Center of Baa Atoll Maalhos for the practical class of the Waste topic with Kamadhoo School students. 

Southern African Nations Prepare for Sharks and Rays at the CITES CoP17

Discussions focused on the multiple threats facing sharks and rays worldwide, and the need for appropriate management

#LOVEminiMantas at CITES

Our media effort surrounding the Mobula CITES Proposal – a 360VR film of the mobula rays of the Azores!

August celebrations, manta style

August is a time for celebration here on Diamonds Resort Thudufushi: it is halfway through the year which means it’s time for a holiday, school is out for the summer and friends are reuniting and catching up.  As a Brit, I had no idea that this month’s festivities were anticipated so much; August, and more […]

Diving into our First Research Expedition

The morning sun sneaks a glimpse over the palm trees making the sky run pink.  The wharf is at full capacity with the fishermen preparing their boats for a day on the water. The groundskeepers are raking the white sand on the beaches in rows of perfect arches, getting ready for the hundreds of tourists […]

Biosphere Reserve – Practical: Field Trip to Baa Atoll Bathalaa Island (MPA)

Bathalaa Island along with its house reef, both channels and islands next to it were declared a Marine Protected Area in June 2012.  As part of the Biosphere Reserve practical class, we took 20 students from Kamadhoo School Gr.8, 9 & 10 on a field trip to Bathalaa Island. It was the first time for the students […]

Manta madness is back!

It’s that time of the year again; the 2016 manta season is here and we’re off to a strong start with some of our old manta friends back in town.

May Manta Month in Mexico!

In Playa del Carmen we celebrated May as month of the elasmobranch species that includes of course mantas and mobula rays! 

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