Updates from the field

March 27, 2024

Key results from our sixth season

Here we go! A little summary of our 2023 season. This year was particularly unusual, and our scientific activities were […]

February 28, 2024

Press release: The code of conduct for whale sharks is now Malagasy Law

(Version Française ci-dessous) With the aim of promoting sustainable blue ecotourism, Madagascar has officially approved the update of the interministerial […]

December 26, 2023

Nosy Be is identified as a new ISRA

It’s always rewarding to see research translating into conservation actions and this week we are incredibly excited that the IUCN […]

August 16, 2023

Back in Nosy Be for our sixth season

For 2023 we decided to head to Nosy Be earlier in the year than we normally would to allow us to […]

May 10, 2023

Announcing our whale shark science trips!

Introducing our trips This year for the first time we are launching our very own whale shark science trip, a […]

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 […]