We’re delighted to share with you our annual review of 2019. Click on the link below to download the document.
As our intern, Isha’s 3 month placement comes to a close, we asked her to reflect on her experience: The days start early – carrying our packed lunch, GPSs, and data logs onto the boat, we get ready for the long trip with sunscreen and water. Then we hop onto the deck on the dhoani […]
Are you a young Maldivian looking for a way to gain experience in marine research and conservation? Check out our exciting new internship position! You will gain both research and industry experience. You’ll also learn to dive up to Rescue Diver level as part of the program! Our latest internship position has come available with […]
A volunteers perspective by Arianna Mandelli 3 weeks before my departure I didn’t know I’d have left my country to take part to this wonderful and life-changing experience. I found out it when my sister gave me a ticket with all the information about Maldives Whale Shark Research Program. The day before leaving I was […]
A volunteers perspective by Taylor Wasson I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer for 4 weeks with Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) from June 9th-July 7th, 2019. I found MWSRP one day while on google researching jobs, internships, etc. My last year of high school and all throughout college, I have had a […]
A volunteers perspective by Sameer Swarup I remember chancing upon an advertisement for the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme on Facebook and having my interest piqued by the words “Whale Shark”. It was those two words that compelled me to commit to a research programme I had never heard of and to make a 2 […]
We’re delighted to share with you our annual review of 2018. Click on the link below to access the document.
Dhigurah, a gorgeous and welcoming island in South Ari Atoll. At three kilometres long it is home to a community of just over six hundred people on land, as well as an abundance of life under the waves. From minuscule planktonic life, to the ocean giant and world’s biggest fish – the whale shark. I […]
My involvement with the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) began when I ventured to the Maldives to join as a volunteer in January of 2014. I was immersed in hands-on research that provided me with my first experiences with these incredible creatures called whale sharks. That first month in the Maldives introduced me […]
There from day 1, Rich is our Director and co-founder of the MWSRP (and also one of the reasons why we have such a long name). His unwavering determination and commitment to the research and protection of whale sharks is why we are here today. 1. How did you get a job with the MWSRP? […]