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Manta Pacific Research Foundation has a mission to establish and promote local and global manta conservation. This includes working toward protection in the State of Hawaii to supporting awareness campaigns for global conservation initiatives.  This is an organization that takes action and gets results!  

Manta Protection
in the State of Hawaii


Since 2009, manta rays are protected in the State of Hawaii. Find out more about the path to protection and Manta Pacific Research Foundation.

Manta Protection Worldwide


In 2013, all species of manta rays and several species of sharks were listed on Appendix II by CITES, the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species.  Find out more about the implementation of this listing.


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