through Research, Education & Collaboration

Oceanic Manta Ray, Manta birostris, Cabo Pearce, Socorro. Revillagigedos Archipelago, Mexico © Guy Stevens Manta Trust 2015.JPG

Watch the short film above to find out who we are and what we do.

Manta and devil rays are among the most charismatic creatures in our oceans. With the largest brain of all fish, their intelligence and curiosity make encounters with these animals a truly amazing experience. Despite their popularity with divers and snorkelers, many aspects of their lives remain a mystery. More worryingly, targeted and bycatch fisheries for these animals have had devastating impacts on populations around the world. Manta and devil rays have arguably become some of the most threatened fish in our seas.

The Manta Trust was founded in order to turn the tide for these enigmatic rays, by co-ordinating global research and conservation efforts around manta rays, their relatives, and their habitats.

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Help us create a lasting future for manta rays

Join The Cyclone, and become part of a community of supporters investing in the conservation of the ocean’s manta rays, their relatives, and their habitats.

Reef Manta Ray Mass Feeding Event 2, Hanifaru Bay, Baa Atoll, Maldives © Guy Stevens, Manta Trust (O).JPG

Our Approach

The Manta Trust takes a multidisciplinary approach to conservation.

We focus on conducting robust RESEARCH to inform important marine management decisions. With a network of over 20 projects worldwide, we specialise in COLLABORATING with multiple parties to drive conservation as a collective; from NGOs and governments, to businesses and local communities. Finally, we place considerable effort into raising awareness of the threats facing mantas by EDUCATING people about the solutions needed to conserve these animals, and the wider underwater world.







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We don't just talk about change and conservation - we help make it happen!

Reef Manta Ray, Manta alfredi, Stereo Camera Measuring, Stammtisch, Yap Proper, Micronesia © Guy Stevens Manta Trust 2016.JPG

Support Us

We are working towards a sustainable future for the oceans where manta rays and their relatives thrive in healthy, diverse marine ecosystems, but we cannot do it without your help.



Whether for yourself, a friend, or a loved one, our digital adoption packs make the perfect gift - an opportunity to learn about these gentle giants, whilst supporting global efforts to research and protect them.

Reef Manta Ray, Manta alfredi, Tumon Channel, Guam, Marina Islands © Guy Stevens Manta Trust 2016 (5).JPG