The Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) is a charity that carries out whale shark research and fosters community focused conservation initiatives in the Maldives. What initially began as a scientific expedition in 2006, the MWSRP has grown to become the only long-term organization dedicated to the study of the iconic, yet vulnerable whale shark species in the Maldives.

By encouraging and valuing community and industry stakeholder participation, MWSRP are able to leverage the scientific research to safeguard the rich biodiversity and fragile marine ecosystems that are the basis for not only whale sharks, but also life, livelihood and culture in the Maldives.

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