Ways to Support

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.

Ways to Support

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!


Wanting to make a Direct Donation into our account?

Please find our Charity’s bank account details below:

NZD donations:

Manta Watch New Zealand Charitable Trust
Bank of New Zealand

Account: 02- 0316-0572742-000

Please use your last name as the reference.


International donations:

Manta Watch New Zealand Charitable Trust
Bank of New Zealand
Account: 02- 0316-0572742-000


Learn more about international payments here

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.


Adopt a Manta

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.

Each Adoption Pack Contains:

  • A personalised adoption certificate – to make it official!
  • Manta Postcard – a sweet little pic of your manta
  • Manta Story – your manta ray’s sighting story, including all the cool stuff we know about them so far.
  • Tax deductible certificate

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 .


$6,500 USD / $9,300 NZD*

Records NZ Movements

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$4,500 USD / $6,400 NZD*

Records International Movements

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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:

  • Accounting
  • Fundraising
  • Brand Management
  • App Development
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