Get involved - Donations, shark alert, volunteering and corporate sponsorship
Besides conserving the eco-system and to gain knowledge of a largely unknown and extraordinary species of shark there is a great importance to nurture one’s environment so that future generations enjoy the opulent nature around the world. "Extinct is Forever!" Check out this video from The Underwater Channel to see one of the dangers facing the whale shark.
The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme exists through generous donations and sponsorship from a number of private donors. The MWSRP is now registered for gift aid = if you donate, the UK Government will add 28% to your donation. (You may be able to reclaim some tax yourself.)
Sign up for 'Shark Alert'
Interested in following the life of a whale shark? 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... contact us now to sign up!
Join the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme team in the Maldives and enjoy free-diving with this vulnerable species of sharks. Carry out every aspect of the research involved including swimming, photographing, and measuring the whale sharks, taking part in community workshops, guest trips and presentations as well as updating the MWSRP database of 130 whale sharks Find out more on our volunteer page.
Support us through the purchase of MWSRP merchandise and gain exposure for the programme at the same time! You can purchase merchandise over at the MWSRP online shop
Other ways to help
- Become instrumental in the MWSRP research, community initiatives, and the development of the new MPA from the ground up.
- Maybe you are getting married and do not want to find a home for another toaster or iron - please encourage your guests to donate to charity instead of buying wedding gifts.
- We also have some fundraising information and ideas for you. Thank you.
For more information or to join MWSRP through donations of time, sponsorship or financial contribution, please contact us