Articles tagged with Conservation
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!
Maldives, the manta rays paradise
It was the beginning of April when I received the great news from the Manta Trust Maldivian team that I had been chosen to join them in the first period of the manta season in Maldives (June-August). I just couldn’t believe it. I knew this was a really competitive position every year and being part […]
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 […]
Revillagigedo Archipelago – UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Mexico’s Revillagigedo Archipelago included in the UNESCO site list
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.
Meeting the Maldivian Mantas
The sun was setting over the Indian Ocean, and the sky was going dark as I flew in over the Maldivian archipelago for the first time. The moment my plane touched the ground, my 3 months working for the Maldivian Manta Ray Project had begun. My time in the Maldives was to be spent collecting […]