Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme Volunteers
The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) has a simple mission statement: ‘To conduct whale shark research and foster community-focussed conservation initiatives throughout the Maldives’. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, then the good news is we now have some positions available for passionate individuals to volunteer alongside our field team in the Maldives!
As a research volunteer with MWSRP you can expect to get stuck into every aspect of our research; from taking identification photographs and collecting baseline data on the sharks, to assisting us hold community awareness events. You will experience a whole array of exciting and rewarding activities that will provide you with fantastic experience in the marine conservation field.
Working alongside our knowledgeable and dedicated team will see you get plenty of time in the water and directly involved with researching and conserving the largest fish in the ocean. Most importantly, we do not side-line our volunteers into ‘bit- part’ roles, you really become a valuable asset to our work in the time you spend with us and in doing so you help to conserve whale sharks and their marine habitat.
The home of MWSRP is a small guesthouse on the local island of Dhigurah in South Ari atoll (www.tme.mv) - an island whose outer coral reef borders one of the only places in the world where whale sharks can be seen all year round! The village setting allows for total immersion into Maldivian life and offers a wonderful chance to see the real Maldives!