MantaWatch conserves threatened manta rays by promoting participation, developing technologies, and delivering professional training. MantaWatchers are citizen scientists who provide critical data on the status of manta populations. MantaWatch Online is the worldâ€™s first social web application dedicated to open, transparent and participative manta ray research and conservation. The MantaWatch Internship Program is a professional training program for future marine leaders in developing countries.
Meet the four young marine conservationists and future leaders who have been selected to become the 2016 MantaWatch Interns
The Republic of Maldives has today protected mantas, mobulas and other rays throughout the entire country.
Indonesia creates a manta ray sanctuary spanning almost 6 million square kilometers, and fully protects mantas throughout the country
Niomi Pridina shares her experiences visiting the United States with the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, where she learned about leadership, history and environmental issues in the United States.
Day 27 and the interns complete their final evaluations and return home. The end of MIP-2016 but the beginning of the next phase in their careers.
Day 26 and the interns learn about carbon trading and conservation finance with Cornelia Rindt from NatureBank