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
Day 25 and the interns learn about fishery economics by becoming fishermen themselves, and learn how carbon markets helped create the incentives for success within the Great Bear Rainforest Project, Canada.
Day 24 and the interns hear reports that oceanic manta have been spotted in Komodo, and have a close encounter with the Komodo dragon
Day 22 of MIP-2016 and the interns learn about wildlife trade, evaluating conservation impact, and career development coaching.
Day 22 and the interns deliver their first manta briefing and learn more about sustainable fisheries management
Day 21 and the interns end their manta safari with Conservation International by meeting many turtles
Day 20 and the interns experience the cold waters of south Komodo, and hang out with mantas and Komodo dragons
Day 19 and the interns learn about advanced manta research techniques such as satellite tagging and DNA sampling with Conservation International