THE MANTA TRUST
Mission: Creating a sustainable future for manta rays through conservation research, awareness and education
HQ: Dorchester, United Kingdom
Project: The Manta Trust uses a multidisciplinary approach to conduct worldwide research of manta rays and their habitat to make conservation practices more effective and to educate the public and community.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Using a program called IDtheManta, researchers can identify mantas using the spots on their undersides, which are as unique as fingerprints. You can submit your own images via the Manta Trust website or by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Your Fins Wet
The Manta Trust has ongoing projects around the globe, including in the Maldives, Palau, Fiji, Thailand, Hawaii and Mexico. Field volunteers collect vital ID information and environmental data but also engage with the community. Field volunteers must be 21 years or older and have an advanced open water certification. Positions are posted on the Manta Trust page.
Want to get involved, but can’t make the travel happen? You can also volunteer online and help ID rays from the Manta Trust’s database.
Tags: marine conservation