Manta and devil rays are some of the most threatened species in our oceans. Faced with global population decline these charismatic gentle giants need our help more than ever.
The race is on to learn more about Aotearoa’s manta and devil ray populations, the threats they face and how we can sustainably manage and protect them moving forward.
As a small grass roots charity, every donation be it monetary, your time or expertise is massively appreciated.
Your support directly contributes to our charity’s research projects, operations as well as education and outreach programs.
There are heaps of ways to show your love and everyone can get involved!
Mark Erdmann, 2017
Did you know…
That because we are a registered New Zealand Charity, donations are officially eligible for tax credit. Which means every donation made to our trust will receive a tax receipt back via the email account provided. You can learn more about our Registered Charity status and Summary here.
Looking for the ultimate in manta themed e-gifts?
Our Adopt A Manta Packs are the perfect gift for manta-mad, ocean loving friends and whanau or, an awesome treat yourself goody. 100% of the adopt a manta proceeds go straight back into our research projects, so it’s an easy way to spread the love and contribute towards manta ray research and conservation in Aotearoa.
Big or small, your donation helps us to look after Aotearoa’s manta rays and the ocean we all love.
Your support is crucial to the ongoing success of our organisation and what we can achieve.
So please give generously and help us to continue our important mahi to conserve and protect Aotearoa’s manta and devil rays. Your support is massively appreciated.
Another way you can help us protect NZ’s manta and devil rays, is by fundraising for us! Raising money for MWANZ will be one of the most rewarding things you can do. Whether you like to go solo or you’re keen to get your friends and workmates on board, there are plenty of fun, challenging, and rewarding fundraising activities you can undertake. And fundraising for us is super easy through Givealittle .
We’re looking for like-minded sponsors who resonate with what we do and are keen to support our ongoing research and conservation work.
By becoming a corporate sponsor, you will be happy to provide either an annual or regular donation to the Manta Watch New Zealand Charitable Trust. This extra special support will enable our team to achieve our conservation outcomes and empower other kiwis to get behind our great cause. In return, we will acknowledge your support and promote your brand on our website, through social media, and specified events / media exposure opportunities.
We are open to and keen to hear your sponsorship ideas, so please get in touch
Support cutting edge marine science and sponsor one of our manta ray satellite tags.
Perfect for individuals, groups, and businesses!
Your tag sponsorship includes:
$6,500 USD / $9,300 NZD*
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$4,500 USD / $6,400 NZD*
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This price includes the satellite tag, satellite time and associated tagging logistics and administration costs.
Learn more about our tagging project and the satellite tags we use here.
*Approximate currency conversion, subject to change.
Being small, our Trust has limited resources, so we rely on passionate volunteers to help us achieve greatness! If you’d like to volunteer your time and/or put your expertise to good use, we would love to hear from you.
Currently we are looking for manta-tastic volunteers with experience in the following: