The award-winning marine conservation initiative, based at the luxury resort, Six Senses Laamu, has some very big plans ahead. Can you guess what it is? Well, anyways it’s eventually happening! On September 17th 2020, Six Senses Laamu will celebrate the first ever World Manta Day. Because why not?
There is an Earth day, a World Ocean day and even a Whale-shark day, so its about time these gentle giants get a day of their own! And since this is the first time ever, Six Senses Laamu has got lot up their sleeve for this special occasion. The Manta Trust, the resort’s longest partner NGO, has been researching Laamu's manta ray population since 2014 and now has a database of over 130 manta rays identified locally.
This year marks the first year of the long-awaited World Manta Day on September 17th and the Manta Trust couldn’t be more excited to join the celebrations! Although manta rays and their friends and families are on the minds and work of the team, there are still so many people who don’t know what manta rays are and who don’t realize the threats these divine creatures are facing!
The resort hopes to use World Manta Day to spread the word about manta rays far beyond the conservation and scuba diving world! It hopes to make people fall in love with these lovable giants and ensure that each and every single person who watch the remarkable celebration, are made aware of how these species are struggling to survive.
This World Manta Day, David Oakes joined with the Manta Trust patron as well as award- winning wildlife photographer and documentary cameraman, Doug Allen on his Trees A Crowd.