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Kokomo Island Fiji
Manta Conservation at Kokomo Private Island Fiji

Manta Conservation

Extending for over 100km (62 miles), the Great Astrolabe Reef is brimming with an enormous variety of sea life, including the extraordinary reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi). These gentle giants have been threatened globally, by climate change and the gill plate trade industry. Mantas are targeted by fisheries for their gill plates to be utilised in traditional Asian medicines. To help raise awareness and protect the Fijian manta population, we launched the Kokomo Manta Conservation Project, encompassing a Manta Tagging Project, Manta Identification Work, an Adopt a Manta Initiative, and Sustainable Manta Interactions in collaboration with the Manta Project Fiji.

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