At the 5th Our Oceans Conference in Bali, Indonesia MantaWatch announced a 3-year program to strengthen shark and ray conservation management and sustainable livelihoods in Indonesia.
Day 17 of MIP-2018 and the interns are preparing to share their knowledge with local students and with international tourists.
Day 16 of MIP-2018 and the interns are thinking about demand-driven research and designing educational materials for local c onservation champions.
Day 15 of MIP-2018 and the interns improve their skills with R and fish identification and learn about Sustainable Fisheries.
Day 14 of MIP-2018 and the interns take advantage of a day off to explore more of the natural beauty of West Flores
Day 12 of MIP-2018 and the interns meet sharks and mobulas underwater, and reflect on lessons learned and those still to come.
Day 11 of MIP-2018 and the interns find their second manta train and experience their first night dive.
Day 10 of MIP-2018 and it’s manta fever in south Komodo!
Day 9 of MIP-2018 and the interns move out of the classroom and into the field where they experience their first manta ray encounters.
Day 8 of MIP-2018 and the interns turn their focus to research and begin learning about citizen science and using R to analyse data