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Archive for January, 2013



Guitarfish Liberation!

Written by Marine Megafauna Foundation

Conservation Mozambique Tofo Beach

Here at the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) we are not just concerned by pressures affecting the largest, most charismatic of marine megavertebrates such as manta rays and whale sharks. We are fuelled by a passion for everything in the ocean and understanding how we can better protect and mitigate anthropogenic impacts on species both local […]

CITES: A Ray of Hope for the Manta?

Written by Marine Megafauna Foundation

Conservation Manta Rays Mozambique

Have you ever had the good fortune to swim with a manta ray? Or watched underwater footage of these gentle giants? If so, you cannot help but be spellbound by these enchanting animals. But the sad reality is that global populations of manta rays are under threat, reducing the possibility for future generations to enjoy […]

A New Year for MMF

Written by Marine Megafauna Foundation

Manta Rays Mozambique Ray of Hope Expeditions

It was a snowy cold start to the new year for me and Janneman in the United States. We had traveled all the way to California’s famous Lake Tahoe for the Marine Megafauna’s first annual board meeting. Having only officially become a 501c3 charity organization last year in the USA, our newly appointed board met for […]

Practical Solutions to Sea Turtle Poaching in Mozambique

Written by Marine Megafauna Foundation

Conservation Mozambique Sea Turtles

An exploratory turtle mission to ZAVORA   November 10, 2012   With the nesting season kicking off in Mozambique, the team are eagerly awaiting reports of the first nesting turtles along our stretch of the coast, since nesting activity in the south is well underway. As turtles migrate into the coastal areas, to begin the […]

MMF Sea Turtle Program- Mozambique

Written by Marine Megafauna Foundation

Conservation Mozambique Sea Turtles Tofo Beach

Marine turtles are one of the most threatened of all animal groups, with all five of the species found in Mozambique listed as Critically Endangered or Endangered worldwide. Unfortunately, despite their being legally protected since 1965, poaching is an increasing threat. Our previous marine conservation work has identified the coast of Inhambane Province to have […]

Shark Finning- A Growing Issue in Mozambique

Written by Marine Megafauna Foundation

Conservation Mozambique Tofo Beach

  Both artisanal fisheries operating inshore and foreign vessels offshore target the marine resources of southern Mozambique. Many shark and ray (elasmobranch) species are caught by inshore net and line fisheries in and around the Tofo Beach area, including manta rays (Manta spp.), devil rays (Mobula spp.),whiprays (Himantura spp.), stingrays (Dasyatis spp.) white-spotted eagle rays […

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