Take Action to Help Save Manta Rays with the Manta Trust

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In search of a worthy cause? Here’s how you can help save manta rays.



Mission: Creating a sustainable future for manta rays through conservation research, awareness and education

HQ: Dorchester, United Kingdom

Founded: 2011

Contact: info@mantatrust.org

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.



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 idthemanta@mantatrust.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.

Get Volun-Techy

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.

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