The Manta Trust

Established in 2011, The Manta Trust is a UK registered Charity that undertakes a multidisciplinary approach to the worldwide conservation of manta and mobula rays and their habitat through robust science and research, while raising awareness and providing education to the general public and community stakeholders alike.

Blue Resources Trust and The Manta Trust have partnered to carry out all mobulid research and conservation actions in Sri Lanka. 

Central Caribbean Marine Institute

Founded in 1998, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is a not-for-profit organisation working to protect the future of coral reefs through research, conservation and education. 

Blue Resources Trust and CCMI have partnered on a project to investigate the importance of coral reefs to coastal communities and to monitor coral bleaching events around Sri Lanka.  

Global FinPrint

Global FinPrint is a Paul G. Allen initiative that brings together an international research team to fill a critical information gap about the diminishing numbers of shark and rays. The project launched in summer 2015, conducting surveys of sharks, rays, and other types of marine life on coral reefs using baited remote underwater video (BRUV). 

Blue Resources Trust and Global FinPrint (via the Australian Institute of Marine Science) have partnered to carry out the BRUV surveys in Sri Lanka. 


Shark Share Global

Shark Share Global is an online database where Chondrichthyan (shark, ray, and chimaera) researchers can submit tissue samples, search, and request them from colleagues around the world. This will enable researchers to learn more about these species and in turn, better manage and conserve them. 

Blue Resources Trust will be making all our Chondrichthyan samples available online via this database. Requested samples will be shipped to chosen collaborators after all necessary national permits are obtained.