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Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Partners with Manta Trust!

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives announces its recent certification as a partner of Manta Trust, a global leader in manta ray conservation. This exciting partnership underscores Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s proactive efforts towards environmental stewardship. Additionally, this also underscores its dedication to preserving the delicate marine ecosystems of the Maldives. 

The Manta Trust is a globally recognized organization registered in England and Wales. In addition to being dedicated to research, and protection, the organization also works on the conservation of manta rays and their habitats worldwide. Through research, education, and advocacy, the Manta Trust strives to ensure the long-term survival of these majestic creatures. Additionally, the Manta Trust also works on protecting the ecosystems and the habitat.

Guests visiting Sun Siyam Iru Fushi now have the opportunity to safely interact with manta rays if they are spotted during any resort excursion activities. This allows guests to create unforgettable memories while also respecting the natural habitat of the mantas. In addition, guests can contribute to citizen science by submitting their photographs to the Manta Trust. This helps researchers with the identification and tracking of individual mantas. Additionally, this also provides valuable data on population dynamics and habitat preferences in the Maldives. To further enhance the experience, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi team members, who have received specialized training, are available to answer questions and provide insights into the captivating world of manta rays.

The resort pledges to actively support the Manta Trust’s initiatives through collaborative efforts. This includes participation in research expeditions, hosting educational programs, and engaging in community outreach initiatives throughout the year. In addition, the resort will educate its team members on responsible interactions with mantas. With this, the resort is actively contributing to manta ray conservation efforts. 

We are thrilled to join forces with the Manta Trust in their mission to conserve manta rays and their habitats. At Sun Siyam iru Fushi, we recognize the importance of preserving the marine environment for future generations, and this partnership underscores our ongoing commitment to sustinable practices, says Caitlin Ruth Rentell – Marine Biologist at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.
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