Who are we?
The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) is a registered charity that exists to conduct whale shark research and to foster 'grass-roots' conservation initiatives within the Maldives and throughout the Indian Ocean
Explore our site to discover more about our work and ofcourse our fascinating subjects, the whale shark!
Who are they?
The whale shark is the largest fish on our planet. Yet despite their great size and popularity very little is known about these colossal fish. We know they swim the oceans, covering vast distances, eating only plankton, tiny fish and squid; but questions like how long they live or where they reproduce still remain unanswered.
If you don't have time to volunteer, but would still like to help further the conservation of whalesharks in the Maldives area, why not make a monetary donation?
Volunteer with us
"I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it's not some place you can look for, 'cause it's not where you go. It's how you feel for a moment in your life when you're a part of something, and if you find that moment... it lasts forever... " - Alex Cheong, MWSRP volunteer.
Adopt a Whale Shark!
The Shark Trust UK have teamed up with the MWSRP to offer you the opportunity to adopt a whale shark and contribute towards whale shark research and conservation! Why not choose a whale shark for yourself or someone else? Maybe you are stuck for a Christmas, wedding, Valentine's Day or birthday present idea...