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An Interview with WiseOceans…Emma Hedley from Manta Trust – Maldivian Manta Ray Project

This week we chat to…Emma Hedley from Manta Trust – Maldivian Manta Ray Project. Getting lots of varied experience is essential to landing your dream job. Wider transferable skills alongside things like diving qualifications and relevant fieldwork all help to make you employable. And if you want to be doing fieldwork then good physical fitness […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans…Hannah Moloney from Manta Trust

This week we chat to…Hannah from Manta Trust. Upskilling and being adaptable are among Hannah’s top tips for landing your dream job in marine conservation – really sound advice that is echoed by so many of our interviewees.  Name: Hannah Moloney Job Title: Project Manager, Ari Atoll, Maldives Organisation: Manta Trust (Maldivian Manta Ray Project) […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans…Jessica Haines from Manta Trust

This week we chat to…Jessica Haines, MMRP Project Manager for the Manta Trust. Aside from developing relevant academic qualifications and practical experience, Jessica points out the importance of gaining Divemaster/Instructor diving qualifications. Both directly and indirectly, these have been crucial for her in landing jobs and opportunities. Name: Jessica Haines Job Title: MMRP Project Manager […]

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Mexico Magic

I had a plan for this year and so far, it’s working out brilliantly! It’s a ‘significant’ birthday year for me and I wanted to be underwater on the day itself plus tick off a few marine-based bucket list items. My role in WiseOceans no longer requires me to be in the water on a […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism

  World’s First-Ever Best-Practice Guide for Tourism Operators Released by The Manta Trust, Project AWARE Foundation, and WWF International London, UK. – This World Wildlife Day, March 3, The Manta Trust, Project AWARE®, and WWF are pleased to release Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice, the world’s first-ever guidelines for shark […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… Karen Fuentes from Mexican Caribbean Manta Project

An Interview with WiseOceans… Karen Fuentes from Mexican Caribbean Manta Project This week we are with Karen Fuentes in Mexico.  Falling in love with magnificent manta rays has changed Karen’s life which is now dedicated to the conservation of these incredible giants of the oceans… Name: Karen Fuentes Job Title: Founder of Mexican Caribbean Manta Project […]

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FAQ: CITES COP17 Johannesburg, South Africa

What is CITES? CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It is an international agreement between governments that aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.  It is the only international and legally-binding treaty to control the […]

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