All of our expeditions support our partner organizations in each of their respective regions. This includes kelp forest community projects with Cape RADD, shark, nudibranch, and penguin projects with GoDive and Keep Fin Alive, shark and ray research with the Marine Megafauna Foundation, and manta and devil research with a PhD candidate from the University of Cape Town. By joining an expedition not only are you supporting these projects, but you are getting to join and learn from leading experts in their fields. In addition to this, you will get to participate in community outreach projects, underwater clean ups, and beach cleans. Our goal is to spread love and conservation support throughout southern Africa, while providing you with incredible experiences along the way!
Research at our base in Závora is a culmination of over ten years of experience and training, ground-breaking discovery and vibrant connection to the local and regional environments. The mega and macrofauna in Závora Bay enjoy some of the most pristine, untouched reefs in the world. Manta rays, whale sharks and humpback whales thrive in the plankton rich waters of coastal Mozambique. Humpbacks in particular spend considerable time in Závora Bay during their annual migration and sharks and rays are found in high abundance throughout Mozambique and South Africa. However, despite the attraction to these charismatic species, marine life everywhere is growing increasingly vulnerable to unsustainable fishing practices, growing industrial development, pollution and climate change.
MAR’s main goal is to generate critical and comprehensive data that will be used to conserve biodiversity and ensure that future generations can enjoy the stunning marine life of Mozambique and South Africa. MAR contributes to several national and international studies linked with conservation and wildlife/fisheries law.
Learn more about the projects MAR supports…