The Manta Trust

The Manta Trust

Having started out in the Maldives, the Manta Trust is now active in about 16 countries worldwide promoting the conservation of manta and devil rays and their habitat through research, awareness and education. Three of its current major operations are the Global Mobulid ID Project, which aims to provide a taxonomic, morphological and genetic identification guide to manta and devil rays; the collection of data about ray landings in India, which will inform conservation management in that country; and the Indonesian Manta Project, which works to promote an appreciation of manta and devil rays among local people.

Our partnership

The Save Our Seas Foundation has supported the Manta Trust from the outset, not only providing funding and guidance for its projects, but also facilitating international cooperation among manta researchers to forge a global conservation plan of action.

Projects with this partner