We are currently supporting projects that focus on little-studied ray species in the Galapagos, and Manta Rays and Whale Sharks in Mozambique.
Galapagos Conservation Trust, The Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Conservation Trust is undertaking an innovative project using drone technology and genetic sampling to investigate the connectivity and habitats of little-studied ray species in the Galapagos Islands.
This project will enable an understanding of ray abundance and confirm the species present, as well as gather information on their genetic diversity and connectivity to other populations. This is vital information to recognize which ray populations are most vulnerable and to identify nursery areas that would benefit from greater protections.
The Marine Megafauna Foundation, Mozambique
The Marine Megafauna is using innovative 360-degree technology to produce authentic VR films in Mozambique that are designed to engage and connect local communities with the Ocean.
The aim of this project is to help stakeholders to better understand the value of the marine ecosystems within biodiverse locations such as the Bazaruto Archipelao and develop empathy for marine life and the challenges they face. By using authentic storylines, capturing beautiful footage of reefs, sharks, rays and whales and making the underwater world accessible to all, it hopes to develop an increased appreciation of the human impact on our Ocean, and the need to better protect and care for it.
How can you help?
We will continue to support groundbreaking and important projects like these around the world, but your support is essential for this to happen.
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