Updates from the field

January 25, 2023

Results from the 2022 season

After two years away, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were relieved and excited to be able to return to […]

December 19, 2022

2022 Season Highlights

Hi everyone, As I wrap up the season here in Nosy Be and feel the familiar bittersweet nostalgia closing in, […]

October 20, 2022

Our fifth season: finally back in the field!

🇬🇧 And the whale sharks are here 🥳   After the 2019 season ended, like everyone we got caught in […]

July 14, 2022

Press release: MWSP unveils new project to empower conservationists to protect the ocean

11 July 2022: Today, the Madagascar Whale Shark Project is announcing a new way for ocean-lovers to support its efforts […]

June 9, 2022

Training the next generation of global conservationists

Yesterday was World Ocean Day. Yet, as many of us know, World Ocean Day is every day for us and […]

May 5, 2022

Press release: Shipping poses significant threat to the endangered whale shark

Industrialised shipping may be leading to a large number of whale shark deaths across the world, according to a new […]

April 21, 2022

News from the guardians of the ocean-April 2022

Version Française ci-dessous News from the Guardians of the Ocean Our education programme is still active on Nosy Be, despite […]

November 23, 2021

Press release: Madagascar is a global hotspot for whale sharks

Version Française ci-dessous New study highlights Madagascar as a global hotspot for endangered whale sharks Whale sharks, an endangered species, […]

October 14, 2021

Press release: Investigating the economic value of whale shark tourism

(Version Française ci-dessous) New study values Madagascar’s whale shark tourism industry at $1.5 million amid calls to improve protection for […]

September 19, 2021

Seeking support to cover schooling costs

Nosy Be, the tourist capital of Madagascar, is currently experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis. Since March 2020, the borders are […]

November 13, 2020

An update on our 2020 season

Sadly, due to the pandemic we couldn’t return to Madagascar to run our field season like every year from September […]

April 14, 2020

Results from the 2019 season

Version Française ci-dessous. After a lot of work, we can finally unveil the figures from the 2019 season, our biggest […]

January 11, 2020

2019: Our biggest season comes to an end

This year, again, was rather unusual. Unlike last year when they arrived in October, this season whale sharks started showing […]

October 26, 2019

The 2019 season: a mid-season update

Whale sharks everywhere ! This season has been incredibly busy, as whale sharks started showing up in August already! This […]

August 26, 2019

Latest news before the season starts

In the last few months we have been busy working on many things, and are excited for what is looking […]

May 10, 2019

Final results from the 2018 season

While the first whale sharks are already flaunting around the Nosy Be area and I am fully preparing for this […]

January 24, 2019

2018: What a season !

Our team has now left Nosy Be in anticipation of the usual leaving date of the whale sharks but it […]

December 22, 2018

Launching our crowdfunding campaign !

Today’s the day! After many years in Madagascar and a lot of hard work this year, I am happy to unveil […]

October 12, 2018

The Start of the Season

Sorry it’s been a while, we have been incredibly busy! While the whale sharks were initially late, they have arrived […]

May 17, 2018

Press Release: our first publication reveals Madagascar is a whale shark feeding hotspot

Truckee (California), May 17, 2018. A new study published in the journal Endangered Species Research has revealed that juvenile whale sharks swim […]

February 27, 2018

2017 Season: Results

Since 2015, the Madagascar Whale Shark Project has been collecting data on whale sharks in Nosy Be. The aim being […]

December 31, 2017

Season Highlights

The end of field seasons always bears a bittersweet feeling, relief mixed with sadness. Here is a summary of the […]

November 7, 2017

Launching the Code of Conduct

After meeting with operators and discussing together what guidelines need to be followed in order to ensure better behaviour on […]

September 28, 2017

2017 Season, bring it on!

The first two weeks of the season have flown by ! A lot is planned this year, starting with the Festival de […]

September 18, 2017

Code of Conduct Training sessions

Following the first meeting on July 1st 2017 held by our Partner Mada Megafauna, about the need to implement a […]

March 6, 2017

2016 Season: First results are in!

Since the New Year I have been busy with many aspects of the project, such as designing a logo… …and […]

January 13, 2017

The End of our First Season

A month ago the Madagascar Whale Shark Project’s first season came to an end. After completing all the end of […]

November 27, 2016

2016 Season – Sustainable Tourism & Tracking Sharks

Two months into the season already! For those who haven’t been able to follow our project updates on Facebook, here is […]

May 4, 2016

2016: The Project Begins!

Nearly two years ago, I swam with whale sharks off Nosy Be, the north western coast of Madagascar, for the […]