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Giving light to communities in the wake of Cyclone Dineo

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Education Merchandise Mozambique Tofo Beach Volunteer

By Morgan Hannah Pettersson   In February 2017, Cyclone Dineo hit the coast of Mozambique. MMF’s global headquarters is based in Tofo which is situated in the Inhambane Province, one of the worst affected areas. For the local communities who live predominantly in traditional grass thatched houses, the cyclone was a terrifying ordeal. Many families […]

Sustainable Seas Conference

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Conferences and Symposiums Conservation Education Manta Rays Mozambique Sea Turtles Tofo Beach Whale Sharks

By Charlie Endsor   As the end of the first quarter of 2017 started to draw to a close, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to take stock and thank our Ocean Ambassadors and Tofo community for their continued hard work in protecting our ocean resource. We also wanted to engage with all stakeholders […]

Meet the team: Razaque Quive

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Conservation Education Marine Biology Microplastics Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School Tofo Beach

How did you come to work for MMF?   I am from a small village called Chokwe in the Gaza Province that is 90 kilometers from the ocean. I went to university to get a bachelor’s degree in education and teaching. I wanted to go to university because it is one of the best ways […]

Meet the Team: Herculano Cumbi

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Conservation Education Manta Rays Mozambique Sea Turtles Tofo Beach Whale Sharks

Herculano Cumbi, Conservation Field Officer at Associacão Megafauna Marinha, MMF’s entity in Mozambique   When was your first experience with the ocean? When I was around 8 years old I started going to the ocean with my mother to find seafood for our family. Clams, mussels and crab. Fishing is important – not just to […]

Huge step forward for Sustainable Seas

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Conservation Education Mozambique Tofo Beach

We are incredibly pleased to announce that after 5 months of hard work, Marine Megafauna Foundation’s Sustainable Seas Project in Mozambique has secured its first temporary reef closure.    Here at MMF we have been striving for several years to secure a national Marine Protected Area in Mozambique. In 2015 we decided to change tack […]

Myanmar Manta Exploration: doing our best to be a modern day Jacque Cousteau

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Conservation Manta Rays Mozambique Ray of Hope Expeditions Research in Action Thailand Tofo Beach Volunteer

By Anna Flam   As part of my job I often dive the same sites repeatedly. I always laugh a little when divers complain they’ve been to Giant’s Castle in Mozambique or Bida Nok in Thailand two times already! Yea, I’ve been there over two hundred.     Repeatedly diving a reef is necessary when […]

The Madagascar Whale Shark Project

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Behaviour Conservation Mozambique Research in Action Tofo Beach Whale Sharks

By Stella Diamant   Nearly two years ago, I swam with whale sharks off Nosy Be, the north western coast of Madagascar, for the first time. As a conservation biologist in between two jobs with a passion for marine megafauna – I organised a last minute trip to this well-known tourist destination the following year. […]

Meet The Team: Dr. Fabrice Jaine

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Conservation Manta Rays Mozambique Ray of Hope Expeditions Research in Action Thailand Tofo Beach Volunteer

  What is your role at MMF? I am a senior biologist working with the Manta Ray Team in various research projects aiming to enhance manta ray knowledge and conservation. I am also lucky to lead some of the incredible Ray of Hope Expeditions to manta hot spots around the globe.   When did you […]

How to Draw Fish

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Education Microplastics Mozambique Tofo Beach

By Aneka Voss   Up to 60 Nemos Pequenos children join us at Tofo Beach every Saturday for lots of fun activities, including beach games and clean-ups, swimming, theatre plays about marine conservation, as well as educational presentations about our ocean giants and plastic pollution. We are always looking for new activities too as the […]

Meet The Team: Stephanie Venables

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Conservation Indonesia Manta Rays Mozambique Research in Action Tofo Beach Volunteer

After volunteering with MMF for over two years, Stephanie Venables has just enrolled as a PhD student and has big plans…   What is your background? I was born in the UK, but at 9 years old moved to Western Australia with my family – something I’ll never be able to thank my parents enough […]

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